01 June 2015 by Published in: Battlefield preservation 5 comments

FullSizeRenderHere is how Fleetwood Hill looks today, June 1, 2015. This view is taken from the Flat Run Valley, to the south of where Lake Troilo once sat. Thank you to all of you who made this view possible–and especially to Bud Hall, the Civil War Trust, and those of you who made large donations to make it possible, and thank you to Tony Troilo for deciding to violate federal law. No thanks are appropriate for, nor should they be given to, Useless Joe McKinney and the Board of Appeasers, who idly sat by and let it happen in the hope of not offending Useless Joe’s pal, Mr. Troilo.

Fleetwood Hill–the single most fought-over piece of ground in North America–is once more unfettered.

For a full-sized view, click on the image. Thanks to Clark B. “Bud” Hall for sending it along.

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  1. John D. Imhof
    Mon 01st Jun 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Eric….your activism….along with several others I am honored to know, has led the charge in remembering the Cavalry of the Civil War. Your exposes also helped others to realize who to trust with their precious preservation dollars.
    Charge on,


  2. Barry Dusel
    Mon 01st Jun 2015 at 2:56 pm

    From a direct descendant of a Lancer. Bully to you Eric for all you do to remember the Mounted Arm. For all you have done to preserve the “Holy Land” that the Boys of 61 fought and died for. To everyone who aids in this continual combat against the Forces of Evil, my heart felt thanks.

  3. Mark Day Sent
    Mon 01st Jun 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Drove by Yesterday and wish to thank you and all the others who saved this important site.

  4. Mon 01st Jun 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Gents, while I appreciate the thank you’s more than I can say, they’re really not necessary. I do what I do to honor the men who fought and died there, and not for thank you’s. Just seeing the hill unfettered by the McMansion again is all the thanks I will ever need.

  5. Michael Block
    Mon 01st Jun 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Good work all around. I was up there last Sunday and the views from Gregg’s Approach from the west & Jones’ from the east are outstanding. The view from the hill is stunning. I walked the entire area. What a transformation since I moved to this area in 2004.

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