What a great and historic day we had in Virginia on Saturday!
The Mosby Heritage Area Association hosted the 2nd Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford and had a great turnout!
It was so wonderful to meet the descendants of the men I read about while doing the research for my historical fiction novel, Shades of Gray, (which, by the way, climbed to #1 on Amazon in the romance/historical category, beating out Gone with the Wind for the first time)!
I had the honor of meeting members of the Ashby family, the deButt’s family, and the Delaney’s, among others. I even shook the hand of the grandson of Mosby Ranger John Alexander. (I have a first edition copy of the book written by the elder Alexander).
There was one relative of Mosby himself there as well – a sixth cousin to the Confederate officer.
It was so great to see the different relatives comparing genealogy notes and to find some new leaves on their own family trees. I had the honor of sitting with descendants of the Gray brothers and Christopher Shaw during lunch, and the added privilege of listening to the Tuscarora Band afterward.
I know the event was a lot of work for the Heritage Area Association members, but it was surely a worthwhile one. I hope they plan another in the near future!
Jess….I bet you were in “war heaven”! Congrats on topping GWTW !!!!! I’m going to put it on my sidebar!
How wonderful, and congratulations on your success!