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Warrenton in Fauquier County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House

 
 
Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
1. Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House Marker
Inscription. This classic Italian Villa-style house was completed in 1861 for Fauquier County Judge Edward M. Spilman. James Keith, who later served as president of the Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals (1895-1916), acquired it in 1869. John Singleton Mosby purchased the dwelling in 1875. Mosby, a Confederate colonel, commanded the Partisan Rangers (43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry), which raided Union outposts, communications, and supply lines in Northern Virginia from 1863 to 1865. Eppa Hunton, a Confederate brigadier general, lawyer, and member of the U.S. Congress (House 1873-1881 and Senate 1892-1895), bought the house in 1877 and owned it until 1902
 
Erected 2006 by (Virginia) Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C 92.)
 
Location. 38° 42.698′ N, 77° 47.46′ W. Marker is in Warrenton, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Business U.S. 15) and Calhoun Street, on the left when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 173 Main St., Warrenton VA 20188, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brentmoor (within shouting distance of this marker); Norris Tavern / The
Brentmoor from Main Street Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
2. Brentmoor from Main Street
The home is known locally as "The Mosby House" in reference to the famous one time owner.
Warren Green (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warrenton (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Singleton Mosby (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafayette’s Stepping Stone (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Warrenton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Executions in the Yard (approx. 0.3 miles away); Black Horse Cavalry (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Warrenton.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Mosby Museum. (Submitted on June 24, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. NPS Entry on Brentmoor. (Submitted on June 26, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
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Brentmoor from the Calhoun Street Side Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, June 15, 2007
3. Brentmoor from the Calhoun Street Side
A museum highlighting the life of John S. Mosby is planned.
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,575 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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