|Modern-day view of Langley Ordinary, site of Gen. McCall's HQ from October 1861-March 1862. The building is located on Georgetown Pike in Langley, Virginia.|
While I am away from the blog for a few days, I wanted to direct readers to some posts I have done on the two camps and related topics:
*For a general discussion of Camps Griffin and Pierpont, including the movement of the Union Army to Lewinsville and Langley in October 1861, check here, here and here.
*For some period photographs of Camp Griffin, take a look here and here.
*The picket war around Lewinsville grew hot in mid-October 1861. See a post I wrote on the skirmishing here.
*Readers will find more about the Pennsylvanians at Langley here.
*For the whole series of posts on the camps, click on the "Camp Griffin" and "Camp Pierpont" labels in the left hand margin under "Topics of Interest."
*Last October I had the opportunity to visit the historic Salona property. My photos can be found here.
*Gen. George McClellan stayed at Salona in October 1861. I wrote a post about the visit last fall.
*Gen. McCall's HQ at Langley Ordinary has been a subject of a few posts. Check here for a tour of Civil War-era Langley, including the Ordinary. See this post for a story about the preservation of the structure.
This fall I plan to post more information about Camps Griffin and Pierpont that I uncovered while doing additional research. There are just so many topics to explore more fully, including camp life and the impact of the war on locals. In the meantime, as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Union occupation of my adopted hometown, I invite you to take a look at the work I've done so far if you haven't seen it yet, or if you just want to refresh your memory as we look back to October 1861.