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

Moore House

Built c.1840

— Old Town Fairfax —

Moore House Marker image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
1. Moore House Marker
Inscription.  During his March 1863 raid, Ranger John S. Mosby searched here, with no success, for the Union mercenary Col. Percy Wyndham who had called Mosby a horse thief. Mosby had replied that the only horses he had ever stolen had Union troopers on their backs armed with two pistols and a saber.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Old Town Fairfax series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1863.
Location. 38° 50.837′ N, 77° 18.384′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road (Virginia Route 123) and North Street, on the right when traveling south on Chain Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3950 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Efe Quality House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ford Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralston's Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nickell's Hardware
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(about 400 feet away); Fairfax Hay & Grain Store (about 400 feet away); Fairfax Court House (about 500 feet away); Fairfax County Memorial To Those Who Died In Service To Our Country (about 500 feet away); Old Fairfax Jail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Regarding Moore House. This was later R. Walton Moore's home, congressman and counselor of the State Department under Franklin D. Roosevelt who was entertained here. (President William Howard Taft attended a garden party here sometime after his presidency.)
Also see . . .  Robert Walton Moore. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (Submitted on March 15, 2008.) 
Moore House image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
2. Moore House
Col. John S. Mosby, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Col. John S. Mosby, C.S.A.
Photo between 1860 and 1875, Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
Colonel Percy Wyndham<br>of 1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Colonel Percy Wyndham
of 1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment
Photo by Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries, between 1862 and 1864
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,340 times since then and 146 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2021. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2008.   3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
U.S. FTC REQUIRED NOTICE: This website earns income from qualified purchases you make on Thank you.
Paid Advertisements

Nov. 29, 2023