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Friday, 15 December 2017

You Did It!

You Did It!

Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust and NOVA Parks hosted a news conference in historic Loudoun County, Virginia, to announce the preservation of 20 acres associated with the Battle of Upperville a small but significant early engagement of the momentous Gettysburg Campaign. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a longtime champion of battlefield preservation in the Old Dominion, served as keynote speaker. The event was held overlooking the circa-1802, stone-arched Goose Creek Bridge, a prominent feature of the June 21, 1863, battle.

Protection of this scenic and important place would not have been possible without our wonderful partners, including the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club, NOVA Parks, Loudoun County and the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Garden Club’s four decades of sustained work repairing and maintaining the Goose Creek Bridge and its adjacent hallowed grounds are the foundation upon which this successful preservation effort was built. Soon, the property will be conveyed by the Civil War Trust to NOVA Parks to become Northern Virginia's newest regional historic park.

We owe this victory to another group, too our incredible members and supporters. We can’t thank you enough for your dedication and generosity, which together enable us to save and shine a spotlight on battlefields such as Upperville. Although most of you were unable to join us at the Upperville event earlier this month, we hope that this recap video will allow you to pause for a few moments to reflect on another battlefield victory which your support made possible.

The Civil War Trust