Mosby's Rangers

Mosby's Rangers (HMI8)

Location: Sterling, VA 20165 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 3.607', W 77° 25.911'

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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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HM NumberHMI8
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Placed ByPotomac Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 2:19am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 289587 N 4326262
Decimal Degrees39.06011667, -77.43185000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 3.607', W 77° 25.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 3' 36.42" N, 77° 25' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19901-20099 Bobwhite Ln, Sterling VA 20165, US
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