Northern Virginia is home to many American Civil War battlefield sites, as well as the largest concentration of data centers in the world. Plans for more data centers are pitting storage and big tech companies against each other
August 10, 2022
The rural landscape of northern Virginia is hallowed ground for American Civil War enthusiasts. Across its open farmland, criss-crossed by split-rail fences, many of the most important battles of the Civil War took place, such as the first major clash of armies at the First Battle of Manassas. Today there are spent munitions, memorials, and even lost graves to be discovered. The most popular battlefields attract more than half a million tourists each year.
However, a new conflict is now…