Prince William Historic Preservation Lecture Series: John Mosby’s Combat Operations in Prince William County
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Free, $5 suggested donation
During the four most brutal years of armed hostilities in the American Civil War, the citizens of Prince William County witnessed three or four major battles and various other combat activity on its war-torn soil. Partisan cavalry units, spies and accomplished veteran scouts roamed the countryside attacking and harassing Union patrols, campsites, wagon trains, and supply depots during and after the Confederate army had left that part of the county unprotected. John Singleton Mosby and his Rangers conducted independent guerilla operations all over Northern Virginia. But they were not the only Confederate guerilla units operating in Prince William County and Northern Virginia region. Learn about the partisan conflict in Prince William County during the Civil War from historians Chuck Mauro and Don Hakenson.
Old Manassas Courthouse, 9248 Lee Avenue, Manassas, VA. 703-367-7872.