Sheridan’s Devastating Burning Raid On Loudoun to be Recounted at Silverbrook Farm

According to the Leesburg Today newspaper, “the MHAA’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group will gather Saturday, Nov. 29 to re-tell the stories of … the week that General Philip Sheridan, commander of the Army of the Shenandoah, ordered 5,000 federal troops into the Loudoun Valley to …burn barns and mills and seize livestock along the way. The infamous “burning raid” left farm communities devastated.]. Gathering at historic Silverbrook Farm southwest of Hillsboro, the living history re-enactors will present a series of lantern-lit vignettes about the raid and other events as the war reached its deadly climax locally.” For information about Silverbrook Farm, visit