Civil War Comes to OatlandsThe Civil War arrived in Loudoun County on October 21, 1861, with the Battle of Ball's Bluff. As Confederate forces gathered to protect Leesburg, Elizabeth Grayson Carter, the widowed mistress of Oatlands, wrote in her journal on October 17, "Our troops falling back on Centerville - Mississippi Regt's encamped at the Mill - Solders here all day."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 5:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 273347 N 4324712|
|Decimal Degrees||39.04210000, -77.61885000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 2.526', W 77° 37.131'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 2' 31.56" N, 77° 37' 7.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||703, 540, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln, Leesburg VA 20175, US|
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