“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lovingston in Nelson County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby

Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 1916.
Location. 37° 50.706′ N, 78° 46.089′ 
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lovingston VA 22949, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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. 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˝ miles away); a different marker also named Hurricane Camille (approx. 8 miles away); Nelson County Courthouse (approx. 8.1 miles away); Nelson County World War Memorial (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lovingston.
Additional commentary.
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.
Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., March 6, 2011
2. Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,829 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia.   2. submitted on March 6, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the house site (foundations stones reportedly remain). • Can you help?

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