On 23 Sept. 1864, in a fight south of town, some of Lt. Col. John S. Mosby's Rangers mortally wounded Lt. Charles McMaster, 2d U.S. Cavalry, after he allegedly surrendered. Union Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert's cavalrymen retaliated by executing six captured Rangers nearby. They shot David L. Jones and Lucien Love behind the Methodist church, Thomas E. Anderson beneath an elm tree, and Front Royal resident Henry Rhodes in a field in front of Rose Hill; they hanged William Thomas Overby and a Ranger named Carter at the W. E. Carson house. Mosby, believing Gen. George A. Custer responsible, on 6 Nov. ordered an equal number of his men executed near Berryville.
Geographic Location: Warren County
Physical Description of Location: Northwest corner of intersection between N Shenandoah Avenue (US 340) and Guard Hill Road (Virginia 637), Front Royal, VA 22630. Marker is on right when traveling south on US 340.
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