Leesburg's position at the very northernmost section of Virginia placed the town at the fore of the Civil War. Shortly after the state's secession, authorities considered the town's location and security. However, not until after the battle of Balls Bluff were deliberate steps taken to fortify the town. Even after Confederate evacuation of Loudoun County in the spring of 1862, these fortifications played a role in the campaigns that followed. Today, a surprising number of these fortification sites are preserved, if under increasing pressure from development. NOTE: This will be a Facebook Live Presentation.