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HMS Productions, Inc. is dedicated to providing historical information, education and entertainment centered on the area of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. Our first creation is a 90 minute documentary entitled Mosby’s Combat Operations in Fairfax County, VA.
This film depicts forty-two combat engagements Confederate Colonel John Singleton Mosby conducted against the Union forces operating and camped around the city of Washington from 1863 to 1865. The documentary includes on-site video and narration concerning the stories, the units, the men and civilians involved, maps and the outcome of each operation. Each story is told by one of six esteemed Civil War authors, intimately familiar with Colonel Mosby, his men, each location, and each combat incident.
This website includes all of our books and movies for sale as well as those of some of our valued colleagues and friends.
This site also includes a list of our book and film reviews, various newspaper articles, our upcoming speaking engagements, links to other important historical sites, and the trailers from the films The Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill) and Mosby’s Combat Operations in Fairfax County, VA. Additional videos of various speaking engagements by the authors are also available.
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HMS Productions, Inc. is comprised of Don Hakenson, Chuck Mauro and Steve Sherman.
· Local historians Donald Hakenson and Chuck Mauro have just published A Tour Guide and History of Col. John S. Mosby's Combat Operations in Fairfax County, Virginia. This book is a welcome addition to the body of work on the Civil War in Fairfax County. Hakenson and Mauro take readers on a tour of Mosby-related sites all over the county. An accompanying documentary, Mosby's Combat Operations in Fairfax County, Virginia, is also available.
HMS Productions, Inc. is proud to announce a new book by Don Hakenson and Chuck Mauro
A Tour Guide and History of Col. John S. Mosby’s Combat Operations in Fairfax County, Virginia
One and a half years into the Civil War, John Singleton Mosby was given a small group of rangers from his former commander, General JEB Stuart to conduct independent partisan operations into Northern Virginia. These rangers would eventually become the Forty-third Battalion, Virginia Cavalry and would grow from nine to over 2,000 men.
Mosby’s mission was to attack and harass as many Union outposts, camps, and supply points he could find operating in Northern Virginia. By successfully raiding behind enemy lines Mosby would keep large numbers of Union soldiers guarding the city of Washington, thus denying federal forces in the field from fighting against General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army. Mosby is considered by military historians as the most successful leader of such partisan guerilla activities.
This book is your tour guide to over 60 locations in Fairfax County where Colonel John Singleton Mosby conducted his raids during the Civil War. It is also a guide to the locations of the historical markers dedicated to those raids, and the locations of the graves of Mosby’s Rangers who are buried in Fairfax County. It includes a map and the history associated with each raid, his men, and all the locations in the county associated with the Grey Ghost, Colonel John S. Mosby.
Also available, a special limited edition full color version with over half of the illustrations and tour maps in color for $75.00 ($80.00 with shipping).
This is the perfect book to throw on the front seat of your car and drive through Fairfax County to visit and read about more than 60 locations associated with the Confederate legend, Colonel John S. Mosby. It includes maps of the locations of his raids, the historical markers associated with those military forays, the various sites of the graves of Mosby’s men and other places associated with the Grey Ghost. It is beautifully illustrated with over 200 photos of Mosby, his men and the locations in Fairfax County. A special limited edition full color version is also available.
This book is a must have for anyone interested in the Civil War, northern Virginia history, and especially the legendary Confederate partisan leader Col. John S. Mosby.