The Arlington Historical Society presents Eric Buckland, who spoke about “Mosby’s Men".
The commander of Mosby’s Rangers, John Singleton Mosby, is the most famous member of the unit he created – the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, but he was supremely fortunate in the quality of the men who served under him. They were young, daring, and intelligent. After the war, many went on to lead lives filled with years that surpassed the adventures and excitement of their youth, and some settled here in Arlington. Eric Buckland will tell stories of some of those “Mosby Men” who contributed so much to the lasting legacy and fame of Mosby’s Rangers.
Eric Buckland is the author of five books, all of which tell the stories of the men who rode with Mosby’s Rangers and include “Mosby’s Keydet Rangers,” as well as four book series called “Mosby Men.” Buckland retired from the US Army in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel after a 22-year career spent primarily in Special Forces and other Special Operations assignments. Some of his awards include the Master Parachutist Badge, the Special Forces Combat Diver Badge, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He currently is employed at the Office of National Drug Control Policy as an International Policy Analyst with a focus on border security issues.
The Arlington Historical Society, Inc., founded in 1956, is a nonprofit educational organization incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The mission of the Arlington Historical Society is to conduct research and to preserve and disseminate knowledge relating to the history, archaeology, material culture, and geographical and socio-economic development of Arlington County, Virginia. The Society carries out this mission through its historic resources, including two historic properties and its collections; original historical research and publications; the discovery, collection, preservation and exhibition of artifacts; and the presentation and dissemination of knowledge on the local history of Arlington County to the public.