Battle of Antietam, Battle of Sharpsburg, Leesburg, Virginia, The Loudoun Musuem

The Loudoun Musuem

The Loudoun Musuem of Leesburg, Virginia host Peramente exhibits with the history of Loudoun County.

A historical barn is on the property outside of the musuem.

In addition, two historical markers regarding the General Robert Edward Lee’s Army’s move to recapture Leesburg and to invade the state of Maryland during the Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, are by the musuem.

Leesburg, Virginia, U.S. Civil War

The Bordertown of Leesburg, Virginia Changed Hands During The Civil War 150 Times

The town of Leesburg issued its own currency during the U.S. Civil War.

The town of Leesburg, Virginia, which was two miles from the Potomac River, voted to ceased form the union, with a vote of 400 to 22, after the state of Virignia established an Ordinance of Session. Leesburg changed hands a total of 150 times during the course of the U.S. Civil War.

General Robert Edward Lee, George Town, Virginia, Leesburg, Virginia

The Founding Of Leesburg, Virginia

In 1757, the area of George Town, Virginia, named after King George II, was established, from part of Lord Fairfax’s land in Fairfax County, after the House of Burgesses decided to establish a County Courthouse there. In addition, George Town was established as the county seat for Loudoun County.

Before the Revolutionary War, George Town was one of the first towns in Virginia to vote to separate from the authority of the English Parliment.

After the U.S. Civil War, the city was renamed to Leesburg, Virginia, in honor of General Robert Edward Lee’s family.