May 28, 2012

Lecture at Mt. Zion Church

For the second day of our field trip series last week, we met at Mt. Zion Church near Aldie. Dr. Poland described the battle that took place there when Mosby's Rangers attacked Union troops. Both the church and a nearby farmhouse were used as hospitals to treat the wounded. It was common during the Civil War to use homes, churches, and other buildings as temporary hospitals.

A marker in front of the church tells us that:
On July 6, 1864 nearby, Mosby's Rangers attacked and routed 150 Union cavalrymen. Over 100 Union soldiers were killed, wounded or captured. Mosby had eight men wounded, one mortally."

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