Mosby Heritage Area
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"Mosby's Confederacy"
An area rich in American Civil War history, Loudoun County as well as Fauquier, Clarke, Warren, and Prince William counties became an area known as "Mosby's Confederacy." Named for Confederate cavalry officer Colonel John Singleton Mosby, who led an elite partisan unit called Mosby's Rangers that raided and harassed Union troops and supply lines throughout Northern and Western Virginia. Because of his ability to evade capture, Mosby was nicknamed "The Gray Ghost." Learn about how this local hero became one of the Civil War's most storied and romanticized figures and explore sites related to him through self-guided driving tour brochures, scavenger hunts, self-guided audio tours, and interpretive programs through the Mosby Heritage Area Association.
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