Local historians sat down in front of the historic Harrison Hall and shared some American Civil War stories in Loudoun County, Virginia.

At the second fundraising event sponsored by the Loudoun County Museum on October 14, 2021, Travis Shaw, Education Director of Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area; Joseph Rizzo, Executive Director of Loudoun Museum; Anne Marie Chirieleison, Executive Director of Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum; and Dana Shoaf, editor of the Civil War Times Magazine, passed on the microphones at the theatre to tell their historic accounts, both popular and unpopular, of events that took place during the 1861 war.

Glenfiddich House October 2021
Speakers (left to right) Rizzo, Shaw, Chirieleison, and Shoaf at the Loudoun County Museum fundraising event recorded on October 14, 2021. (Screenshot from C-Span)

Chirieleison shared a brief history of Harrison Hall, also known as the Glenfiddich House, and one of its well-known guests at the times, R. Burt.

AuthorShoaf  Shoaf, on the other hand, told an amusing story about a lone Union soldier—whose diary he discovered while waiting for a friend at Pittsburgh’s John Hines Regiotory Center—and his chance encounter with a Confederate guerilla.