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Local leaders celebrate White’s Ford Regional Park in Leesburg

White’s Ford Regional Park, which features a canoe and kayak launch hub, trails and scenic nature, will be managed by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Times-Mirror Photo/Doug Stroud
A new, 295-acre park on the banks of the Potomac River just north of Leesburg was christened June 9 at a ceremony featuring elected officials and noted conservationists. White's Ford Regional Park, which features a canoe and kayak launch hub, trails and scenic nature, will be managed by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. In historical terms, the park was the location where the Confederate Army crossed into Maryland on their way to the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War. For more information, click here.

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What are we going to history deniers now because of our modern mindset?

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.


CitizenWhoVotes—Hopefully you came across Eppa Hunton and the 8th Virginia Infantry mainly Loudoun County. Then it might make sense why CSA reenactors christened the opening of the park where CSA troops crossed into Maryland. It wouldn’t make sense for Federal Troops to do it. Maybe if Maryland creates a similar park where Federal troops crossed into Virginia and got the snot bet out of them at the battle of Balls Bluff. Which is also where the 8th Virginia Inf. fought the Union. But I suppose in your mind, the Confederate Soldiers should be wiped out of the history books and banned from any type of civil war events.


rrt25: I have studied Loudoun’s history.
FredSanford: I’ve been in Loudoun for many decades.
Grotius: If the reason is nostalgia, then we’ll need the U S Army and the Loudoun Rangers, in addition to the rebels.


Citizen, it’s just nostalgia.  Some would falsely have you believe Loudoun is the deep south.  Historic fact is not as sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories.  If one studies the events of the Virginia Succession Convention in April of 1861, Loudoun was conflicted over the issue.


CitizenWhoVotes must be a transplant from the North. Welcome to the South buddy.


If you studied Loudoun County history (or read the caption) you’d understand…


Why did the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, in the United States of America, invite re-enactors of armed forces which rebelled and fought against the United States of America?


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