June 4, 2010

Mosby's Farewell

On a recent field trip Professor Charles Poland read the words of John Singleton Mosby at the site of his final meeting with the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, also known as Mosby's Rangers. Here in Marshall (formerly called Salem) the Rangers disbanded in 1865 after Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
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Right: Nearby is a stone marker bearing these words:
Here, April 21, 1865, Col. John S. Mosby disbanded his gallant partisan rangers—the Forty-Third Battalion Virginia Cavalry.
(Location: Main Street (Virginia Route 55) at Frost Street, Marshall, VA.)

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