August 16, 2014

History at Sunset on Thorndale Farm

Last night's history program took place on the bucolic grounds of Thorndale in Frederick County, Virginia. The property is peaceful now except for the distant roar of traffic on I-81, but back in 1864, it was the scene of cavalry activity as Sheridan's forces prepared to strike back against Jubal Early's army at the Battle of Cedar Creek.


Ranger Shannon Moeck

4 comments:

  1. you are in the heart of a lot of history.

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  2. It sounds as if you had a wonderful week of history. I would have loved to be able to take part in this as well.

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  3. It's hard to imagine all that went on there long ago.

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  4. Of course, by that point in the war, the Union had seized the initiative and the Confederacy was caught up in reacting.

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