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Lovingston in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby

 
 
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By Laura Troy, July 24, 2008
1. Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby Marker
Inscription. Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby was born in Powhatan County on 6 Dec. 1833. Nearby stood the early childhood home in which Mosby lived from soon after his birth until his family moved to Charlottesville by 1841. Before the Civil War, Mosby was a lawyer in Bristol, Va. During the war, Mosby and his Partisan Rangers (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) used guerrilla tactics to raid Union outposts, communications, and supply lines in Northern Virginia. On 21 Apr. 1865, Mosby disbanded his rangers in Salem (present-day Marshall, Fauquier Co.), after learning of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's surrender. After the war, Mosby practiced law and was U.S. consul to Hong Kong (1879-1885). He died on 30 May 1916.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R 50.)
 
Location. 37° 50.706′ N, 78° 46.089′ W. Marker is in Lovingston, Virginia, in Nelson County. Marker is at the intersection of Thomas Nelson Highway (U.S. 29) and Mosby Lane, on the right when traveling north on Thomas Nelson Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovingston VA 22949, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx.
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By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
2. Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby Marker
2.3 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 2.6 miles away); Covesville Apple Industry (approx. 4.7 miles away); Rockfish Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); William H. Crawford (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Hurricane Camille (approx. 8 miles away); Nelson County World War Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away); Nelson County World War II Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lovingston.
 
Additional comments.
1. Old Marker
This marker replaces a previous R-50 with the same title, which was placed three miles north of Woods Mill on Virginia Highway 6. The old marker read, Five miles south near the "Thoroughfare Gap" was the early boyhood home of Colonel John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), famous Confederate Ranger. He attended the school near Murrell's Shop, east of Elmington.
    — Submitted August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,656 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the house site (foundations stones reportedly remain). • Can you help?
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