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A five-acre site on the Middleburg Battlefield containing a Civil War-era former tavern and blacksmith's cottage is being preserved under a public-private partnership.

The preservation announced this week involves a key and relatively rare surviving element of the northern Virginia battlefield, which was part of the Gettysburg campaign. Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.), other state officials, and the Civil War Trust toured the Mount Defiance site as part of the announcement.

In addition to the former tavern, now a private residence, and blacksmith's cottage, the property also includes a blacksmith's shop where hand-to-hand combat occurred.

The site is located in Loudoun and Fauquier counties, and was the scene of a Civil War cavalry battle on June 19, 1863.

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