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Lectures, Seminars, Classes & Tours 

The Thomas Balch Library offers a full range of events, including lectures by authors, seminars on genealogy and historic research, walking tours of downtown Leesburg, and other special events.  

Also, be sure to check out our rotating and digital exhibits.


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Married to a Mosby Ranger

Eric Buckland

  • Date: 03/03/2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Thomas Balch Library
    208 W Market St
    Leesburg, Virginia 20176
  • Introduction: A collection of compelling stories accompanied by photographs.

Married to a Mosby RangerMarried to a Mosby is a collection of compelling stories accompanied by photographs. The author will provide entertaining anecdotes and little-known facts about some of the extraordinary women who married members of the famed Mosby’s Rangers. Many of the women equaled, and perhaps even surpassed, the accomplishments of their noted husbands. In several cases, their legacies continue to this day.

Eric Buckland has written several books about some of the men who rode with Mosby’s Rangers during the American Civil War. His writing and research about the Rangers has garnered recognition from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, who awarded him two Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medals. In 1999, Eric retired from the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after a 22-year military career. The majority of his service was in Special Forces. Some of Buckland’s awards include the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Diver Badge and the Combat Infantryman's Badge.   Eric Buckland is President of The Stuart-Mosby Historical Society and a volunteer with the Mosby Heritage Area Association. He is featured in a C-Span 3 American History Program entitled “The Leadership of Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby.”

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