Monday, October 18, 2010
Arlington Site on the Civil War
I wanted to bring readers' attention to a new website on Arlington County and the Civil War. (Thanks to the Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Facebook page for pointing this out.) During the conflict, Arlington County was named Alexandria County. Union troops occupied Arlington soon after Virginia approved the Ordinance of Secession and never left. The county saw no major battles during the war, but the Union Army erected several forts in Arlington to defend Washington, including Fort Ethan Allen and Fort C.F. Smith. The website will serve as a repository for material about Arlington during the war and will also highlight local events related to the Sesquicentennial. See, Arlington is known for more than this!