A Life Laid Down for a FriendThis is the burial site of a Mosby Ranger who sacrificed himself for a friend. By the autumn of 1864, Confederate John S. Mosby's Rangers had so harassed Union troops, supply lines, and railroads in northern Virginia that Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ordered, "Where any of Mosby's men are caught, hang them without a trial." Six Rangers were summarily executed in Front Royal on September 23; one dragged through the streets as his mother begged for his life.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 752012 N 4294604|
|Decimal Degrees||38.76418333, -78.09951667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.851', W 78° 5.971'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 51.06" N, 78° 5' 58.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 634 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill VA 22627, US|
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