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Burke Historical Society meeting
Please join us at our general meeting, 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 29th. Local historian Don Hakenson will speak about events of the Civil War that occurred in Fairfax County.
Don has spent countless years researching obscure Civil War incidents and sites in Fairfax County, especially Colonel John S. Mosby and his rangers, and has conducted Mosby & Fairfax County Civil War bus tours for the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society; the Franconia Museum, and other Civil War related organizations inside and outside Virginia. He is the past President for the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society and is a current board member, has served as a History Commissioner for the Lee District in Fairfax County, is the founder and board member of the Franconia Museum, is a Civil War advisor for the Mosby Foundation, Warrenton, Virginia and for the Friends of Laura Ratcliffe, in Herndon, Virginia. He is also a member of the sesquicentennial committees for Fairfax City and Fairfax County.
Don’s manuscript, This Forgotten Land: A Tour of Civil War Sites and Other Historical Landmarks South of Alexandria, Virginia, was the recipient of the 2001 Nan Netherton award presented by the Fairfax County History Commission, and his book, This Forgotten Land, Volume II: Biographical Sketches of Confederate Veterans Buried in Alexandria, Virginia, received a special History award from the Alexandria Historical Society in April 2011. Don has also published three other books about Colonel John S. Mosby and his men.
Don had two great-great grandfathers who served in the Confederate Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia and a number of relatives who served in the 43rd Battalion of Virginia Cavalry or Mosby’s Rangers.
|Where||6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke, VA 22015 (Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence)|
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|Time||4:00 pm–5:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|