Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Dr. William Gunnell House
Old Town Fairfax
It was in this house that Ranger John Mosby captured the Union area commander Brig. Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton, in bed, the night of March 9, 1863.
Location. 38° 50.87′ N, 77° 18.514′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Main Street. Touch for map. Private residence. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10520 Main Street, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mosby (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Corcoran (about 400 feet away); Old Fairfax Jail (about 600 feet away); Moore House (about 600 feet away); Efe Quality House (about 700 feet away); Ford Building (about 800 feet away); Monument to John Q. Marr (about 800 feet away); Fairfax Court House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
Also see . . .
1. March 9, 1863: The Fairfax Courthouse Raid. (Submitted on March 15, 2008.)
2. Mosbyís Sneak Attack. Part of the New York Times' Disunion Series, Rick Beards' article (3/8/2013)details Mosby's raid and capture of Gen. Edwin Stoughton. On the press coverage of Stoughton's capture: "Northern newspapers (Submitted on March 11, 2013.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
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