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Loudoun County, Virginia
******and the Civil War 1861 - 1865


Monument to Loudoun County's Confederate War Soldiers
at the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg, VA

Confederate Units from Loudoun County, VA

  • Loudoun Artillery - Capt. Rodgers
  • 1st VA Cav., Co. H, Loudoun Light Horse
  • 6th VA Cav., Co. A, Loudoun Dragoons, Dulaney's/Gibson's Co.
  • 6th VA Cav., Co. K, Loudoun Cavalry/Leesburg Cavalry, Shreve's/Mead's/Baxter's/Ball's/Braden's/Matthew's Co.
  • 8th VA Inf., Co. A, Hillborough Border Guard
  • 8th VA Inf., Co. D,
  • 8th VA Inf., Co. E, Capt. Mandley Hampton's Co.
  • 8th VA Inf., Co. F, Blue Mountain Boys
  • 8th VA Inf., Co. H,
  • 8th VA Inf., Co. I, Capt. James R. Simpson's Co.
  • 11th VA Cav., Co. K, Capt. Octavus T. Weems' Co.
  • 17th VA Inf., Co. C, Loudoun Guard
  • 35th VA Cav., Co. A, White's Rebels, White's/Myer's Co.


William M. Meade, CSA
Captain, Loudoun Cavalry
(6th Virginia Regiment)


The "Stars and Bars"
Welcome to the official research website for Civil War data of Loudoun County, Virginia.

Loudoun County is situated at the very top of Virginia, bordered on the north by the Potomac River and Maryland, to the west by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah River, and a mere 35 miles from Washington DC to the east. Due to her strategic location, the county saw more continuous and sustained action during the Civil War than any other location in the southern Confederacy, and in fact traded hands between Union and Confederate forces six times between 1862 to 1864. Many battles were fought on her soil, including Ball's Bluff and the battles of Middleburg/Aldie/Upperville just one month prior to Gettysburg. The battles at Manassas (also known as Bull Run) were just a stone's throw away in neighboring Prince William County. Colonel John Mosby (the famous "Gray Ghost") lived in and haunted the Loudoun countryside as a perpetual thorn in the flanks of the Union Army.

From 1861 to 1864, while the fighting raged back and forth across Loudoun's borders, the court books remained in hiding. Court was suspended and no court data (wills, deeds, probate, marriages, etc) was recorded during that time. However extensive data just prior to, and immediately after, the war is available, as well as Confederate military documents and private diaries and letters. Much of this information exists in the Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg, and in the Loudoun County Historical Library.

This site is a work in progress, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to find and put more data online. Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

Databases

Websites

Societies

  • Military Order of the Stars and Bars - Lineage society for male descendants of Confederate military veterans, officers or elected government officials of the Confederate Government.
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans - Lineage society for male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces during the American Civil War 1861-1865.
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy - Founded in 1894 for the female lineal descendants of soldiers who served in the Confederate forces during the American Civil War 1861-1865. Provides information on membership, society objectives, scholarships, programs, magazine, and the Children of the Confederacy.



Additional links
  • VAGenSearch - for fast, accurate genealogy research and courthouse document retrieval in Loudoun County, VA, the DAR Library, and the National Archives in Washington DC. Specializing in Revolutionary War and Civil War documents.

  • USGenWeb - Loudoun County. Providing genealogy websites and information at the county level as a part of the national USGenWeb project which is a volunteer organization committed to providing genealogical materials on the Internet for every state.
Databases courtesy of VAGenSearch

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