Description: Turner Ashby Chapter #184 United Daughters of the Confederacy and Turner Ashby Camp #1567 Sons of Confederate Veterans will host “A Day With Mosby” Symposium and Benefit Saturday, October 2nd, 2010. The event will be held from 10am until 4pm, at the Winchester-Frederick County Conservation Club in The Arnold Building, 500 Siler Road Winchester.
Cost: $18.00 per person (children 12 and under free).
The Symposium will feature lectures by expert historians Eric Buckland, Dave Goetz, Chuck Mauro and Don Hackenson. Eric Buckland, author of “Mosby’s Keydet Rangers” will present “Biographical Sketches of Some of Mosby’s Men”, while speaker Dave Goetz will highlight “The Post War Relationship between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant”. Chuck Mauro, producer and director of “Mosby’s Combat Operations in Fairfax County” will discuss the relationship of Confederate Spy Laura Ratcliffe and Mosby. Don Hakenson, Mosby expert and author of numerous publications will attribute “Little Known Stories of Mosby’s Rangers”.
Period music, visual presentations, free food, prize drawings, book signings, and related material for sale will be featured during the six-hour event.
Proceeds will benefit an Arkansas State Monument for twenty confederate soldiers of the 3rd Arkansas buried at Stonewall Cemetery, within Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Presently, of the thirteen states represented among the nearly 3,000 confederate soldiers laid to rest at the cemetery, Arkansas is the larger of two sections without a state monument. Plans to erect the monument are anticipated for June 6th, 2011, at the Sesquicentennial Confederate Memorial Day Service, held at the cemetery.