For our November Meeting we host fellow Loudoun County resident Brian Boucher:
Meeting time: 7:30 PM, November 13, 2012.
Location: Thomas Balch Library, 208 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia.
Topic: “McClellan’s Last Campaign – The Invasion of Loudoun in the fall of 1862”
In the aftermath of Antietam, the Army of the Potomac returned to Virginia by way of Loudoun County. Tonight’s talk will focus on the goals of the campaign, the military clashes that resulted across Loudoun, the impact on the populace and finally, the important result of the operation. Our speaker will give an idea of what it must have been like to experience the campaign.
About our speaker:
Brian W. Boucher is a native of Loudoun County. He is a graduate of Hamden-Sydney College and the University of Virginia School of Law, and currently works for the Town of Leesburg as Deputy Director of the Department of Planning and Zoning. Formerly he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Loudoun Museum, the Loudoun Tourism Council and the Mt. Zion Church Preservation Association. In past years Brian has presented lectures on Civil War history to various organizations and conducted related bus tours in Loudoun County and contributed articles to local newspapers on historical subjects. He was named the Preservation Society of Loudoun County Preservationist of the Year in 2006. Brian and his wife Beverly live near Middleburg.