Mosby's Rose Hill Raid

September 28, 2013

Sponsored by the Franconia Museum and the Rose Hill Civic Association

A reenactment of the Rose Hill Raid during the Civil War took place on Saturday, September 28, 2013, exactly 150 years to the day after the historic event. The program took place in front of Rose Hill Elementary School. It was sponsored by the Rose Hill Civic Association and the Franconia Museum.

In the original raid, Confederate raider Major John Singleton Mosby went to the Rose Hill manor house located on what is now May Boulevard and captured Colonel Daniel Dulany, an aide to the Union appointed governor of the Restored State of Virginia. One of Mosby’s men on the raid was Dulany’s son, French. The party rode on horseback up May Boulevard to the school where a program explaining the raid will took place. Local historian Don Hakenson told the story of the raid and introduce reenactors in period costume who explained their characters involved in the raid. A reenactor portraying Anne Frobel, who lived at nearby Wilton Hill, read passages from Froebel’s diary that mentioned her neighbor, Dulany, and the report of the raid.


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