A True Odyssey of Historic Proportion

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Provided by Wakefield School

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On December 8, 2015, Wakefield 8th grader Kevin Dwelly was recognized by the Mosby Heritage Area Association (MHAA) with a scholarship certificate for his 2015 history research paper on the Civil War, which also won him The James Peyton Atkins Memorial Scholarship back in the spring when Kevin was in 7th grade. PWL  Kevin’s paper, titled “Civil War ‘Firsts’ in Loudoun County, Virgina:  Dog Money and The Battle at Ball’s Bluff – It’s All About Perspective”, is about Dog Money (money made during the Civil War in Leesburg) and the first Civil War battle in Loudoun County, The Battle at Ball’s Bluff along the Potomac River.

Kevin is truly grateful to the MHAA for this honor, Mr. James Atkins for providing the opportunity and inspiration to research local civil war history, and the amazing, devoted faculty at Wakefield School, specifically Middle School History teacher  Mr. Andrew Clubb for teaching the importance of “perspectives”.

The mission of the Mosby Heritage Area Association is Preservation through Education – to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the extraordinary history, culture, and scenery in the Northern Virginia Piedmont for future generations to enjoy.  More information about the Mosby Heritage Area Association can be found at www.mosbyheritagearea.org.



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