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Civil War Exhibit on Display at Thomas Balch Library

More than 300 artifacts will be available for viewing by appointment only.

Post Date:06/25/2020 10:26 AM
civil war artifactsLeesburg, VA (June 25, 2020) – Beginning July 1, the Thomas Balch Library will feature a Civil War exhibit with more than 300 artifacts collected by local resident John Creamer. 

Items include belt buckles, rifles, artillery, and currency, most of which have been found throughout Leesburg and Loudoun County. A number of the items are associated with the Battle of Balls Bluff.

“A lot of the items were found on construction sites,” Creamer said, referencing Potomac Crossing and the property behind the old Walmart, located off Edwards Ferry Road. “I have enjoyed the fact that it was recovered and people can see it. Had it not been recovered it would have been gone forever.”

The exhibit will be on display in the Margaret Mercer Room through August 2020 and can be viewed by appointment only. For more information, call the Thomas Balch Library at 703-737-7195 or email

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin
Assistant Public Information Officer

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