Frank Stringfellow, the Confederate Scout and Mosby Ranger who has been famously portrayed in the PBS miniseries ‘Mercy Street,’ will be the subject of the next Conversations in History lecture sponsored by Mosby Heritage Area Association and NOVA Parks.  The lecture begins at 3 p.m. at the historic Mt. Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie, 20105.

Benjamin Franklin “Frank” Stringfellow served as a scout for Gen. J.E.B. Stuart during the Civil War and also fought alongside Mosby, most famously at the January 10, 1864 Loudoun Heights Raid.  Stringfellow also served as a spy during the war and ended the conflict with a $10,000 price on his head.

LTC (R) Eric W. Buckland will lead the July 31st program, giving a biographical look at the soldier, spy, and later, U.S Army Chaplain and Episcopal Priest. The talk will discuss Stringfellow’s reality versus his depiction in Mercy Street.

Eric W. Buckland is a Lieutenant Colonel retired from the United States Army and the author of five books (Mosby Men, Volumes I-IV; Mosby’s Keydet Rangers) focusing on the individuals who rode with Colonel John Singleton Mosby during the Civil War. 

“The stories that I have found about the men who rode with Mosby have put a ‘face’ to the War and to the America that developed after it,” says Buckland.

Reservations are not required for this event.  Admission is $10 for adults.  There is no admission fee for students.  For more information, please telephone (540) 687-5188.

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