Published on February 22, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign on execution without trial of six of Mosby’s Confederate Rangers by Union troops in late September 1864.

Believing that Col. John S. Mosby and his Rangers had killed a surrendered Union officer on September 23, 1864.  In retaliation for this, upon capturing six of the Rangers a few miles south of Front Royal, the Federal troops hung two men  and shot four others at Richardson’s Hill.

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Intersection of North Royal and 15th Streets in Front Royal
15th Street
Front Royal, VA 22630