“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)


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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
Location. 38° 50.833′ N, 77° 18.558′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Main Street (Virginia Route 236). Touch for map. The monument is on the grounds of the Truro Church. 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. 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); Fairfax Court House (about 800 feet away); Fairfax County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); Monument to John Q. Marr (about 800 feet away); Efe Quality House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moore House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
More about this marker.
Mosby Monument image. Click for full size.
March 18, 2006
2. Mosby Monument
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.)
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
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
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,911 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2008. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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