The Fincastle Herald

Historical interpreter to speak on local militia during the Civil War

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The Botetourt County Historical Society will host historical interpreter Jeff Briggs at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 in the Fincastle Library Meeting Room. Briggs, of the Fincastle/Montgomery County Militia of Southwest Virginia, will present a program on “The Fincastle/Montgomery County Militia in the American War of Independence.”

Briggs currently serves as administrator of the Fincastle/Montgomery County Militia of Southwest Virginia. He is an active member of Sons of the American Revolution and the 4th Company, Brigade of Guards in America. He is presently researching the Loyalist population in southwestern Virginia during Colonial times.

This program is a prelude to the 18th Century Encampment at Greenfield scheduled for the weekend of March 28-29. This encampment will be sponsored by Preservation Botetourt County and the Fincastle/Montgomery County Militia as part of Botetourt County’s 250th Anniversary Celebration.

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