Last week, several Oatlands staffers attended a wonderful celebration of a public/private partnership that will ensure the perservation of the Middleburg Battlefield. The 5 acre Mount Defiance site saw one of the key calvary battles in the lead up to Gettysburg.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnel appeared at an event at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg to announce the partnership between the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Civil War Trust and the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority. The partnership includes a $432,000Virginia Transportation Enhancement Grant to the Civil War Trust to be used towared the purchase price of the land. Once secured, the property will be turned over to the Northern Virginia Regional Parks Authority for day