Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby

Boyhood Home of Colonel John Mosby (HM6LB)

Location: Faber, VA 22938 Nelson County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 50.706', W 78° 46.089'

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Confederate Col. John Singleton Mosby was born in Powhatan County on 6 Dec. 1833. Nearby stood the early childhood home in which Mosby lived from soon after his birth until his family moved to Charlottesville by 1841. Before the Civil War, Mosby was a lawyer in Bristol, Va. During the war, Mosby and his Partisan Rangers (43d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) used guerrilla tactics to raid Union outposts, communications, and supply lines in Northern Virginia. On 21 Apr. 1865, Mosby disbanded his rangers in Salem (present-day Marshall, Fauquier Co.), after learning of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's surrender. After the war, Mosby practiced law and was U.S. consul to Hong Kong (1879-1885). He died on 30 May 1916.
HM NumberHM6LB
Marker NumberR 50
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 696374 N 4190976
Decimal Degrees37.84510000, -78.76815000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 50.706', W 78° 46.089'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 50' 42.36" N, 78° 46' 5.34" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1007-1013 US-29, Faber VA 22938, US
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