Art Recounting Mosby’s Berryville Raid on General Sheridan’s Wagon Train

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Four paintings with supplemental documentation presents an illustrated story of Col John S Mosby and his Rangers engaged in the “The Berryville Raid”, one of the most significant of their actions during the American Civil War.  This was an action in what became known as Mosby’s Confederacy, which included Fauquier County Virginia and neighboring counties primarily to the north and west.   

The paintings were presented to the Museum in 1919 by Ellen Ritchie Nalle Palmer (1853-1921) fulfilling her late husband’s wishes.  Lieutenant William Benjamin Palmer (1843-1917) was a Mosby Veteran who became a prominent businessman in Richmond VA.  He appears in the “Return from the Raid” painting.

This selection of pages is from the author's document, "Warrenton Virginia, Bispham House"

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