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)
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|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
|This road hasn't changed much
|Union graves, Mt. Zion Church
|Confederate Grave, Mt. Zion
|Charles Poland describes the action at Aldie
|Aldie Mill, rear view
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.