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Mosby

 
 
Mosby Marker image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
1. Mosby Marker
Inscription.  Here on the night of March 8th, 1863, Col. John Singleton Mosby with 29 Confederate soldiers penetrated the Union lines of 3000 men and captured in the brick dwelling north of this spot Brig. General Edwin H. Stoughton, U.S.A., with 100 prisoners and horses.
 
Erected 1937 by Fairfax Chapter, U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1968.
 
Location. 38° 50.833′ N, 77° 18.558′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Main Street (Virginia Route 236). The monument is on the grounds of the Truro Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10520 Main Street, 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. Dr. William Gunnell House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Corcoran (about 400 feet away); Old Fairfax Jail (about 600 feet away); Confederate Memorial
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(about 700 feet away); Fairfax County Courthouse (about 700 feet away); Fairfax Court House (about 800 feet away); Fairfax County Memorial To Those Who Died In Service To Our Country (about 800 feet away); Efe Quality House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
More about this marker. The monument has a second smaller plaque which reads: "In memory of Howson Hooe, Co. K, 2D VA. CAV. C.S.A. and in honor of his daughter Anne Hooe Rust Fairfax Chapter, U.D.C. 1974"
 
Regarding Mosby. The W.P. Gunnell House, has recently been renovated and is used as a parish office and meeting space. Graffiti left by Union soldiers during 1862 and 1863 on the third floor of the Gunnell house remained until the panels upon which it was written were removed in 2004 and loaned to the Fairfax City Museum.
 
Also see . . .  Mosby's Report on the Raid, March 9, 1863. (Submitted on March 15, 2008.)
 
Mosby Monument image. Click for full size.
March 18, 2006
2. Mosby Monument
Mosby Monument image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
3. Mosby Monument
Truro Church is in background.
Dr. William Gunnell House image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
4. Dr. William Gunnell House
Col. John S. Mosby, C.S.A. image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
5. Col. John S. Mosby, C.S.A.
Taken between 1860 and 1875, Brady-Handy photograph collection, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. LC-BH83- 2410.
Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton,<br>Col. 4th Vermont image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
6. Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton,
Col. 4th Vermont
Photo taken between 1860 and 1868, Civil war photographs, 1861-1865, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-cwpb-06346.
Gen Stoughton's Headquarters at Fairfax Courthouse<br>(Dr. Gunnell's House) image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
7. Gen Stoughton's Headquarters at Fairfax Courthouse
(Dr. Gunnell's House)
From Mosby's Rangers by James Joseph Williamson, 1909.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008. This page has been viewed 2,516 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2008.   5, 6, 7. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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