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Herndon in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mosby's Raid

 
 
Mosby's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
1. Mosby's Raid Marker
Inscription.  On March 17, 1863, "The Grey Ghost," Captain John Singleton Mosby, and his band of Confederate Rangers of the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, conducted a surprise daytime attack near Herndon's railroad station. Mosby's Rangers captured Union soldiers of a picket detachment from the First Vermont Cavalry. Four visiting Union officers were also captured while dining at the Purdie House formerly located on this site.
 
Erected by Town of Herndon, Virginia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 58.178′ N, 77° 23.131′ W. Marker is in Herndon, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is on Elden Street (Virginia Route 606) east of Spring Street (Virginia Route 675), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 727 Elden Street, Herndon VA 20170, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Herndon Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Herndon Dairy Farming
Mosby's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
2. Mosby's Raid Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Herndon Town Square (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rail Strike of 1916 (within shouting distance of this marker); Herndon Fire Department (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herndon Station (about 300 feet away); Tracks Into History (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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