War Trips logo

Raiders and Rangers

In The Footsteps of Mosby's Rangers, Part Two

Traveling west of Washington, DC on I-66, you'll see signs saying "Mosby Heritage Area." They commemorate the area where the famous Confederate partisan, John Singleton Mosby, led his rangers on raids during the Civil War.

This was our second tour in Fall 2003 of sites connected with Colonel Mosby. On our previous trip, our class visited Fairfax, Chantilly, Herndon, and Miskel Farm. Now we returned to the Chantilly area and drove to Aldie, Loudoun Heights, Bardane, Berryville, Front Royal, Marshall, and Warrenton. It was a long ride through Virginia's scenic horse country and historic foothills, one that was worth the time and effort.

(Left: Prospect Cemetery, Front Royal)

page 1 of 3 Next

Click on a photo to see a larger version

corn field old church class onsite
Field at Mount Zion Church where battle took place, July 6, 1864 Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Route 50 next to Windy Hill Nursery The outdoors is our classroom
country lane  union graves rebel grave
This road hasn't changed much Union graves, Mt. Zion Church Confederate Grave, Mt. Zion
Aldie professor Aldie mill
Aldie, Virginia Charles Poland describes the action at Aldie Aldie Mill, rear view Next

Photos taken by Linda Walcroft, October 2003 except for top photo taken in 1994

To read about later action at Aldie, Virginia, see Aldie to Upperville where we follow Jeb Stuart's 1863 campaign.

Civil War Traveler   |   Interactive Map   


Previous Mosby Tour | NEXT: More Mosby SitesNext

Return to top of Page