William Gunnell House
City of Fairfax, Virginia
Only available in Assortment Pack #AST-731
was in this house that Ranger John Mosby captured the Union area
commander Brigadier General Edwin H. Stoughton, in bed, the night
of March 9, 1863. Mosby raised his nightshirt and spanked him.
Get up, general, and come with me. Stoughton roared,
What is this? Do you know who I am, sir? I reckon
I do, general. Did you ever hear of Mosby? Yes, have
you caught him? No, but he has caught you.
also captured two officers, 30 soldiers, and 58 horses. Upon hearing
of this action, President Lincoln disgustedly remarked that he
could create another general with the stroke of a pen, but he
surely hated to lose those horses.
© 1993 Dianne Harrah, Drawing © 1993 Bill Harrah