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Mosby’s Rangers Disband

 
 
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2007
1. Mosby's Rangers Disband Marker
Inscription. Unable to extend a truce with the Union army, Col. John S. Mosby assembled his command, the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, in a field just west of here on 21 Apr. 1865. As Mosby sat astride his horse, his final order was read aloud. It stated in part: “I have summoned you together for the last time. The vision we cherished of a free and independent country has vanished, and that country is now the spoil of a conqueror. I disband your organization in preference to surrendering to our enemies.” Strong men wept. This was the end of Mosby’s Rangers.
 
Erected 1996 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number FF 7.)
 
Location. 38° 52.026′ N, 77° 51.299′ W. Marker is in Marshall, Virginia, in Fauquier County. Marker is on Rectortown Road (Virginia Route 710), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Just North of the intersection of VA 55 and 710. Marker is in this post office area: Marshall VA 20115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McClellan Relieved From Command ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Salem ( about 400 feet away); Mosby’s Rangers Disband Site
Mosby's Rangers Disband Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 16, 2007
2. Mosby's Rangers Disband Marker
( approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee’s Narrow Escape ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Lt. Presley Neville O’Bannon, USMC ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Number 18 School ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Oak Hill ( approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marshall.
 
Also see . . .  Stone Marker on Main Street... ... marks the site where the Rangers disbanded. (Submitted on June 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Mosby's confederacy
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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