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.