Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion

Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion

I’m really excited to be attending the Mosby Heritage Area Association’s 2nd Annual Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion this Saturday at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford in southern Fauquier County. Most of you are probably familiar with the fact the the main character...
Turner Ashby: Knight of the Confederacy

Turner Ashby: Knight of the Confederacy

Turner Ashby was a Confederate cavalry general who served under Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 during the Civil War. A soldier by descent, he was the son of Colonel Turner Ashby, who fought in the war of 1812, and the grandson of...
Birthday of President Jefferson Davis

Birthday of President Jefferson Davis

“We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination, we will have.” – Jefferson Davis This is a guest post written by Bernhard Thuersam, Director of Cape Fear Historical Institute. First published on...
Tribute to a Confederate hero

Tribute to a Confederate hero

“With the bitterness of war all gone, there remains to Americans, North and South, a precious heritage of valor, of self-sacrifice, of sturdy, unflagging never-give-up spirit, a heritage which, in future days of possible stress, will prove inspiration unto us....
Civil War connection to Taps

Civil War connection to Taps

“Its echoes linger in the heart long after its tones have ceased to vibrate in the air.” – Oliver Willcox Norton What is just 24 notes long; takes 45 seconds to play; and sends shivers down your spine? The answer, of course, is Taps. The sound of Taps has been...
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