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A Confederate re-enactor fires at Union soldiers during the 2001 re-enactment of Capt. John Mosby’s raid on Herndon. The town will host another re-enactment of the event Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Civil War Raid Comes Downtown

March 17 marks 150 years since Mosby’s raid of Herndon.

On St. Patrick’s day 150 years ago, Union soldiers from the First Vermont Cavalry were at the Town of Herndon depot and sawmill. They were expecting a group of reinforcements, but instead Confederate Capt. John Mosby and his unit arrived on a raid, sparking a brief skirmish.


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