June 22, 2011

Brentmoor, A Mosby Site

Warrenton, Virginia

If you follow Business 15 into Warrenton, you'll find a historical marker near the house shown here. Here are excerpts from the marker:

Brentmoor: The Spilman-Mosby House

This classic Italian Villa-style house was completed in 1861 for Fauquier County Judge Edward M. Spilman... John Singleton Mosby purchased the dwelling in 1875. Mosby, a Confederate colonel, commanded the Partisan Rangers (43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry), which raided Union outposts, communications, and supply lines in Northern Virginia from 1863 to 1865.

Behind Brentmoor is the town's Visitor Center. A Civil War Trails marker stands beside the parking lot. It shows portraits of well-known people who lived in Brentmoor: Judge Edward M. Spilman, James Keith, John S. Mosby, Pauline Clarke Mosby, and Eppa Hunton.

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