The Mosby Heritage Area Association and NOVA Parks are joining forces to promote a driving tour of the Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville cavalry battlefields.
Together, those combat engagements in southwestern Loudoun— occurring June 17-21, 1863, as the Confederate armies trekked northward, ultimately toward Gettysburg—represent the second largest cavalry battle to be fought on the North American continent.
Those sites are often unheeded by cars whizzing past, and the sponsors hope that the tour will help people to slow down and explore the well-preserved historic sites guided by educational staff members of both organizations.
Sites to be visited include the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry Monument, Mount Defiance, and the four-arched stone Goose Creek Bridge.
The tour begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 1, from Aldie Mill, at 39401 John Mosby. Because of limited parking, attendees are encouraged to carpool.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The cost is $20. Purchase tickets by calling 540-687-5188 or go to mosbyheritagearea.org.