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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1D3Z_battle-of-dranesville_Herndon-VA.html
In the fall of 1861, Fairfax County found itself between two large armies. Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and his army occupied the Centreville area. The Federal army, still regrouping after the devastating defeat at the First Battle of Manas…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMTM1_the-rail-strike-of-1916_Herndon-VA.html
In the years before motor vehicles came to dominate transportation, business was never better for the Washington & Old Dominion Railway. Demand for passenger and freight service boomed, while the W&OD's owners balked at spending the money necessar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2W1_acetylene-gas-generating-station_Herndon-VA.html
Circa 1900. The Herndon Gas Company was established in the early 1900s by two brothers, Edward and Benjamin Detwiler. The company provided gas for downtown Herndon street lights and for lights in a few of the Town's more affluent households. Elect…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMEE_laura-ratcliffe_Herndon-VA.html
Confederate spy Laura Ratcliffe was born inFairfax County in 1836. During the Civil War,she became an acquaintance of Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart who introduced her to then-Lt. John Mosby in 1862. Mosby credited her with preventing his capture early…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBM_tracks-into-history_Herndon-VA.html
The railroad that became the Washington & Old Dominion was born in Alexandria in response to the competition in shipping posed by the port in Baltimore, which was served by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The B&O was diverting farm produce from the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMBE_herndon-station_Herndon-VA.html
Herndon grew up around this railroad station. The town received its name in 1858 when the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad (later the W&OD) arrived and a post office was established in the newly built station. Herndon quickly became the…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMB6_mosbys-herndon-station-raid_Herndon-VA.html
On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1863, Confederate Capt. John S. Mosby and 40 Partisan Rangers attacked the picket post of the 1st Vermont Cavalry guarding this station on the Alexandria, Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad. The detachment commander Lt.…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W_sharpsburg-antietam-campaign_Herndon-VA.html
Here Lee entered this road from Ox Hill, September 3, 1862, and turned West toward Leesburg. Crossing the Potomac at White's Ford, the army entered Maryland, September 5-6, 1862.
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