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150th Anniversary of Mosby’s 1st Rendezvous

150th Anniversary of Mosby’s 1st Rendezvous

Mt. Zion ChurchOn January 26, 1863, sixteen gray-clad riders gathered at the small brick church located at the intersection of the Old Carolina Road and Little River Turnpike near Aldie, Va.The group was a very special detail of the 1st Virginia Cavalry under former...
Mosby’s first rendezvous

Mosby’s first rendezvous

Thought 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...
His saddle and sabre hang on the wall

His saddle and sabre hang on the wall

Happy New Year everyone!I posted this on Facebook, but it’s so good, I decided to post it here too for anyone not on Facebook. It’s a touching poem by Francis Alexander Durivage that I ran across while reading James Williamson’s book...
New Year: Make a wish on a shooting star

New Year: Make a wish on a shooting star

This is off topic, but since everyone else always tells me how they see shooting stars and I always miss them, I thought I’d share this opportunity for you to go star gazing during this upcoming light show that peaks on Jan. 3.The Quadrantids meteor...
A visit to Mount Vernon, a national treasure

A visit to Mount Vernon, a national treasure

Mount VernonThey call it a “privately-owned treasure” and no truer words were ever spoken. A trip to Mount Vernon is like taking a step back in time AND a step into the classroom. Whether you’re interested in history, agriculture, old homes, Colonial...
 

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