Boyhood Home of the "Fighting Chapmans"
— Mosby's Confederacy —Immigrant Peter Ruffner built this house about 1739. Before the Civil War, William A. Chapman bought it, and three sons reared here later fought for the Confederacy. For their exploits as members of Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers, two of them, Lt. Col. William Henry Chapman and Capt. Samuel Chapman, became known as the "Fighting Chapmans."
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Summers-Koontz Camp #490, with a grant from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and participating funding from the Ruffner House B&B|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 1:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 721427 N 4283162|
|Decimal Degrees||38.66938333, -78.45485000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 40.163', W 78° 27.291'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 40' 9.78" N, 78° 27' 17.46" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 400-406 Ruffner House Ln, Luray VA 22835, US|
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