Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Front Royal

Monument to Mosby's Men

The Monument to Mosby's Men is in Prospect Hill Cemetery on the southwest side of Front Royal, Virginia.

 

Location and description

The monument is in Mount Prospect Cemetery at the west end of Mount Prospect Street. (38.91441° N, 78.196392° W; see map)

 

It was erected in 1899 by the survivors of Mosby's command as a memorial to the seven rangers executed by Union cavary in Front Royal in September of 1864.

 

The monument is flanked by two 30-pounder Parrott Rifles.

 

Text from the marker

 

Mosby's Men

 

Erected
1899
By the survivors of
Mosby’s Command
in memory of
seven comrades
executed
while prisoners of war
near this spot,
September 23rd, 1864


Dolce et decorum est, pro patria mori

Brother against Brother state historical marker on the Battle of Front Royal in downtown Front Royal, Virginia(above) The Monument to Mosby's men in Front Royal, Virginia.
(below) Closeup from the monument
Brother against Brother state historical marker on the Battle of Front Royal in downtown Front Royal, Virginia




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