Mosby's Raid

Mosby's Raid (HM26JL)

Location: Herndon, VA 20170 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.178', W 77° 23.131'

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On March 17, 1863, "The Grey Ghost," Captain John Singleton Mosby, and his band of Confederate Rangers of the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, conducted a surprise daytime attack near Herndon's railroad station. Mosby's Rangers captured Union soldiers of a picket detachment from the First Vermont Cavalry. Four visiting Union officers were also captured while dining at the Purdie House formerly located on this site.
HM NumberHM26JL
Placed ByTown of Herndon
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Date Added Monday, April 2nd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 293333 N 4316113
Decimal Degrees38.96963333, -77.38551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.178', W 77° 23.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 10.68" N, 77° 23' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 727 VA-606, Herndon VA 20170, US
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