Battle of Miskel Farm
— March 31, 1863 —Captain John Singleton Mosby and 69 of his Confederate ranger troop were surprised at dawn while sleeping here in the Miskel farmhouse and hay barn by 150 Union cavalry. Though greatly outnumbered, Captain Mosby led his rangers on foot with revolvers and sabers to complete victory over the entire Union force. Not only did Mosby and his troop escape the trap, but they accounted for 23 Union casualties and 82 prisoners, losing only 6 men themselves. For this remarkable feat Mosby was promoted to Major by General Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy.
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|Placed By||Potomac Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 289587 N 4326262|
|Decimal Degrees||39.06011667, -77.43185000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 3.607', W 77° 25.911'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 3' 36.42" N, 77° 25' 54.66" W|
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|Area Code(s)||703, 571|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 19901-20099 Bobwhite Ln, Sterling VA 20165, US|
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