Mosby's Rock

Mosby's Rock (HMRI)

Location: Herndon, VA 20171 Fairfax County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 56.789', W 77° 24.955'

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The large boulder, located just south of here, served as an important landmark during the Civil War, when Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) assembled there to raid Union outposts, communications, and supply lines. Laura Ratcliffe, a young woman who lived nearby and spied for Mosby, concealed money and messages for him under the rock. Mosby credited her with saving him from certain capture by Federal cavalry on one occasion. She also was a friend of Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart.
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HM NumberHMRI
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Marker NumberC 25
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 3:33am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 290630 N 4313613
Decimal Degrees38.94648333, -77.41591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.789', W 77° 24.955'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 47.34" N, 77° 24' 57.30" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2516 McNair Farms Dr, Herndon VA 20171, US
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