Execution of Mosby's Men

Execution of Mosby's Men (HMY7)

Location: Front Royal, VA 22630 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 57.188', W 78° 12.007'

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On 23 Sept. 1864 in a fight south of town, some of Lt. Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers mortally wounded Lt. Charles McMaster, 2nd U. S. Cavalry, after he allegedly surrendered. Union Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert's cavalrymen retaliated by executing six captured Rangers nearby. They shot David L. Jones and Lucien Love behind the Methodist Church, Thomas E. Anderson beneath an Elm Tree, and Front Royal Resident Henry Rhodes in a field in front of Rose Hill. They hanged William Thomas Overby and a Ranger named Carter at the W. E. Carson house. Mosby, believing Gen. George A. Custer responsible, on 6 Nov. ordered an equal number of his men executed near Berryville.
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HM NumberHMY7
Marker NumberJ 9
Year Placed2004
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 2:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 742627 N 4315304
Decimal Degrees38.95313333, -78.20011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.188', W 78° 12.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 11.28" N, 78° 12' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10166 US-340, Front Royal VA 22630, US
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