Laura Ratcliffe

Laura Ratcliffe (HMEE)

Location: Herndon, VA 20170 Fairfax County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.483', W 77° 24.133'

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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 in 1863. noting, "My life as a partisan would have closed that day." Ratcliffe and other informants provided Mosby and his Partisan Rangers (43 d Battalion, Virginia Cavalry) important information that helped them raid Union outposts, communications, and supply lines. She married Milton Hanna in 1890. Ratcliffe died in 1923 and is buried here/nearby in a family cemetery.
Marker NumberC-24
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Department of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291852 N 4314865
Decimal Degrees38.95805000, -77.40221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.483', W 77° 24.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 28.98" N, 77° 24' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13101 Worldgate Dr, Herndon VA 20170, US
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