"The ?dark day' of 1864"
— Mosby's Confederacy —"Mosby will hang ten of you for every one of us!"were William Thomas Overby's last words to hisexecutioners before the rope tightened around hisneck here on Richardson's Hill. This was thefinal scene of a tragedy that began less than two hours earlier when Union cavalrymen captured six of Lt. Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers a fewmiles south of Front Royal on September 23,1864. Believing that Mosby's men had killed aUnion officer after he surrendered, the Federals executed them in retaliation.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 743154 N 4313487|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93663333, -78.19468333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.198', W 78° 11.681'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 11.88" N, 78° 11' 40.86" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1500 N Royal Ave, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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