Mosby's Midnight Raid

Mosby's Midnight Raid (HM2TY)

Location: Fairfax, VA 22030
Country: United States of America

N 38° 50.489', W 77° 18.564'

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Col. John Singleton Mosby formed the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry "to weaken the armies invading Virginia by harassing their rear." Near midnight on 8 March 1863, he led his horsemen undetected through Union lines to disrupt communications between Dranesville and Alexandria. Without losing a man or firing a shot, Mosby and his Rangers rode into and out of the garrisoned village of Fairfax Court House and captured Union Brig. General Stoughton in his bed, as well as two captains, thirty enlisted men, and fifty-eight horses. It was Mosby's most famous raid.
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HM NumberHM2TY
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Marker NumberB 26
Year Placed1997
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 8:53pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 299567 N 4301720
Decimal Degrees38.84148333, -77.30940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 50.489', W 77° 18.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 50' 29.34" N, 77° 18' 33.84" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4243 VA-123, Fairfax VA 22030, US
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