Monday, January 14, 2013

Mosby's first rendezvous

Civil War historical fiction author jessica jamesThought I'd pass this event on to other Mosby enthusiasts. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it.
The Mosby Heritage Area Association, partnering with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, will be offering its first installment in the popular Conversations in History Series on Saturday, January 26,at 11 a.m. at Mt Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Hwy, Aldie, VA 20105. The topic will be “The First Rendezvous: Mosby at Mt. Zion.”

On January 26, 1863, 16 gray-clad riders gathered at the small brick church that sat at the intersection of the Old Carolina Road and Little River Turnpike. It was a very special detail of the 1st Virginia Cavalry under former adjutant John Singleton Mosby, and they were accordingly, detached from their unit for “special service.” They were converging with their leader for the First Rendezvous—and their first mission. They were to begin something legendary. They were about to become Mosby’s Rangers.

This program is on the 150th anniversary of the first rendezvous of Mosby’s Rangers; same day; same place. Mosby historian Eric Buckland (Lt. Col., U.S. Army, retired) is speaking.
$5 for adults, $2 for students, at the door

540-687-6681 or

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And I quote...

"[L]et us make a vow to our dead. Let us show them by our actions that we understand what they died for. Strengthened by their courage, heartened by their valor, and borne by their memory, let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died."
--Ronald Reagan at Pointe du Hoc, 1984