President Donald Trump’s Northern Virginia Trump National Golf Club commemorates a civil war battle that never happened along the Potomac River.
On the golf club’s site there is a plaque between the 14th and 15th holes commemorating a battle that then led to that section of the river being known as “The River of Blood,” according to article from Golf Digest.
“Many great American soldiers, both of the North and South, died at this spot. The casualties were so great that the water would turn red and thus became known as ‘The River of Blood.’ It is my great honor to have preserved this important section of the Potomac River” the plaque reads.
However, Richard Gillespie, the Executive Director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association asserts that this battle never occurred, or at least not in the commemorated spot.
“No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there,” Gillespie said.
Trump responded by trying to invalidate local historians’ expertise.
“How would they know? Were they there,” Trump asked.
Trump’s golf club in Northern Virginia mistakenly commemorated a false civil war battle and has not sought to rectify the mistake despite claims of inaccuracy from local historians.