This Month In County History

1862: Virginia cavalry raids Westminster

September 18, 2005|By SUN RESEARCHER SHELIA JACKSON

On Sept. 11, 1862, Westminster is raided for the firts time during the Civil War. Confederate Col. Thomas Lafayette Rosser and the 5th Virginia Cavalry invaded Westminster without warning. Rosser made his headquarters at the home of John Brook Boyle. The cavalry stayed only one night. They left the next day and marched toward Antietam.

--- Just South of Gettysburg, edited by Fredric Shriver Klein, p.23-24

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