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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.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of Those Lost in World War II (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); Mosby’s Herndon Station Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Herndon Station
Mosby's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 2, 2018
2. Mosby's Raid Marker
(about 300 feet away); Tracks Into History (about 300 feet away); This is W&OD Trail: Herndon! (about 400 feet away); Acetylene Gas Generating Station (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Herndon.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 107 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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