Discover John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost, and his Rangers in this half or full-day tour of Civil War sites in the Warrenton, Virginia area.

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Discover John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost, and his Rangers in this half or full-day tour of Civil War sites in the Warrenton, Virginia area.

From Mount Zion to Millwood: 
Bookends of Mosby's Partisan Career
Full day tour. Click here for details.


Aldie Mill: Used by both sides during the war, Mosby had a memorable fight with the 1st New Jersey Cavalry here in early March 1863

Mt. Carmel Church: Mosby's men caught Federal cavalry here in February 1865, killing, wounding or capturing 71% of the enemy. Mosby wrote that he believed "it was the most brilliant thing my men ever did."

The Grave of Ranger William Smallwood, Sharon Cemetery: Ranger William Smallwood was the only Mosby Ranger killed in action during the fight with Federal cavalry at Mt. Zion Church on July 6, 1864. He was just 18 years old.

Red Fox Inn: It was here that John Mosby met with General Jeb Stuart for a meal on June 17, 1863, as the two discussed strategy. The resulting battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville served as a delaying action for General Robert E. Lee to move his troops down the Shenandoah Valley toward his second invasion of the North, culminating in the Battle of Gettysburg.

Lorman Chancellor House: The caption: Lorman Chancellor was mayor of Middleburg and host to John Mosby for a meal on March 8, 1863, the day Mosby left for Fairfax Court House. Mosby was seeking revenge against Union Col. Percy Wyndham, who called Mosby "a bushwacker and horse thief." Before leaving, Mosby said to Col. Chancellor, "Tonight I shall mount the stars or sink lower than the plummet ever sounded." Col. Wyndham was away in Washington, but Mosby came out with 29 Union captives, including General Edwin Stoughton. Not a shot was fired, despite the small Rebel band being in the center of 8,000 Union troops.

Green Garden: The family home of Major Adolphus "Dolly" Richards, one of Mosby's most able officers. Evading capture by Federal cavalry here only by hiding behind a trap door in February 1865, Richards rounded up more than 40 Rangers and tracked the enemy past Paris and through Ashby Gap, trapping them near Mt. Carmel Church the next morning. The lopsided fight resulted in the Federals losing 71% of their men killed, wounded or captured.

Clarke Hotel: Colonel Mosby negotiated
surrender with Federal officers here in
April 1865, choosing to disband his
command rather than surrender.

Mt. Zion Church: Mosby met his "first 15"
here in January 1863, and fought
with Federal cavalry in a decisive fight on
July 6, 1864

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