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June 17, 2017

A. Smith Bowman Distillery's Sixth Annual Father's Day Festival

Book Selling & Signing

Fredericksburg, VA

Father's Day Festival



The World's Best Dad Deserves the World's Best Bourbon!


Join, A. Smith Bowman Distillery, the home of World's Best Bourbon 2016 & 2017, for our Sixth Annual Father’s Day Festival!


Admission is FREE!

There will be:

     Distillery Tours on the half hour

     Bourbon, Tastings & Cocktails

     Local Beer & Wine

     Live Music from the Dear Johns Band

     Mouthwatering food from 716 Slice & Pifer Bros BBQ

                                                                                                         Hogshead Cigars - yes you can

                                                                                                         enjoy them at the festival!

                                                                                                         Great Vendors

                                                                                                         Live demos

                                                                                                         Inaugural Barrel Regatta

                                                                                                         And more!

Fun for the whole family!

We do ask that four-legged family members stay home. However, service animals are allowed in the facility.

Visit or call us at 540-373-4555 for more information!

June 24, 2017

Mosby Spring Bus Tour


Mosby Spring Bus Tour

Saturday, June 24th , 2017


Please arrive at 8a.m. at the Truro Rectory (at 10520 Main Street, Fairfax City) to sign in. The bus will leave promptly at 8:30a.m.  Fairfax County will be celebrating its 275th Anniversary so we will be visiting the Fairfax House (or Fairview), Fairfax Station, the grave of Lewis Woodyard, the grave of Laura Ratcliff, Mosby’s Rock and more.


Tour Leaders will be

Don Hakenson &  Eric Buckland


Special Guest will be noted Mosby Author & Historian Tom Evans.


Price:  $65 for members of the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society or $75 for non-members.


To Sign-up for the tour please contact:

Don Hakenson – Phone:  703-971-4984 or email: Your seat is not saved until we receive payment.

Send a check made payable to:

Don Hakenson, 4708 Lillian Drive, Alexandria, Virginia 22310

Sorry, no refunds after June 10, 2017


We will be stopping for lunch around noon….Unfortunately; lunch is not a part of the fee.


We are proud to proclaim that this tour is the longest continuously running Mosby Tour conducted in America today!

June 30 - July 3, 2017

Gettysburg Reenactment

Book Selling & Signing

July 8, 2017

Chrysalis Vineyards

Book Selling & Signing

Middleburg, VA

July 9, 2017

July 22, 2017

Willowcroft Farm Vineyards

Book Selling & Signing

Leesburg, VA

August 5, 2017

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Seminar 

Guest Speaker, Book Selling & Signing

Luray, VA

August 15, 2017

Mason-Dixon Civil War Round Table

Guest Speaker, Book Sellin & Signing

Morgantown, WV

August 19, 2017

Lucketts Fair

Book Selling & Signing

Lucketts, VA

August 21, 2017

Tom Smith Camp #1702, SCV

Guest Speaker, Book Selling & Signing

Suffolk, VA

October 25, 2017

Civil War Round Table of Fredericksburg

Guest Speaker, Book Selling & Signing

Fredericksburg, VA

November 4, 2017

Mary Custis Lee - 17th VA Regiment, Chapter 7, UDC

Guest Speaker, Book Selling & Signing

Alexandria, VA

November 8, 2017

Northeast Ohio Civil War Round Table

Guest Speaker, Book Selling & Signing

Wickiffe, OH

November 28, 2017

Williamsburg Civil War Round Table

Guest Speaker, Book Selling & Signing

Williamsburg, VA




At the grave of COL John Singleton Mosby speaking to members of the Sons of Mosby Motorcycle Club on 28 May 2016. All of the members of the Sons of Mosby have either graduated fron U.S. Army Ranger School, been assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment or served in Vietnam with LRRP or LRP units. It was an honor talking to them about COL Mosby and a few of his men.







Hampton Roads

Cape May (Delaware)

Hagerstown (Maryland)

West Virginia Mason-Dixon

Southern Maryland

Outer Banks  


Cumberland Valley (Pennsylvania) 



Lancaster (PA)

District of Columbia


Bull Run



Arlington Historical Society

Vienna Adult Education

Heritage Museum

Edinburg Historical Society

Herndon Historical Society

Manassas Museum

VMI Alumni (Richmond) 

Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association

Fauquier Historical Society

Cedar Creek Reenactment

Mosby Heritage Area Association

Scottsville Museum

New Market Historical Society

Civil War Education Association and American History Forum (Tour Guide)

Gray Ghost Winery

The Winery at Bull Run

Catoctin Creek Distillery

Woodstock Museum

Sons of Mosby Motorcycle Association

Clifton Historic Preservation Committee

Cana Vineyards

Barrel Oak Winery

Three Fox Winery

Breaux Vineyards

Company of Military Historians, Chesapeake Chapter

Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

North Gate Winery

Martha Washington Branch Library

Salamander Resort and Spa

Casanel Vineyard

Heritage Chapter, Military Officers Association of America

Murlarkey Distilled Spirits

Chrysalis Vineyards

Appomattox / Longwood University Civil War Seminar

Willowcroft Farm Winery

LTC William Henry Chapman Society



19th Va. Infantry Camp #1493

A.P. Hill Camp #167

BG W.C. Wickham #2250

Black Horse Camp #780

Capt. Jack Adams Camp #1951

Captain WM. Latane Camp #1690

Clinton Hatcher Camp #21

Edmund Ruffin Fire Eaters #3000

Fincastle Rifles Camp #1326

Frank Stringfellow Camp #822

General James Longstreet Camp #1247

J.E.B. Stuart Camp #1343

John M. Jordan Camp #581

John S. Mosby Camp #1237

John Wesley Culp Camp #1961

Kemper-Fry-Strother Camp #19

Lee Jackson Camp #1

McNeill's Rangers#582

Princess Anne Camp #484

Private John Wesley Culp Camp #1961

The Battle of Sharpsburg Camp #1582

The Hanover Dragoons Camp #827

Turner Ashby Camp #1567

The Major General Isaac Trimble Camp #1836

Tom Smith Camp #1702

Norfolk County Grays Camp #1549

R. E. Lee Camp, # 726




Albemarle #154 (Confederate Memorial Day)

Fredericksburg #163

Turner Ashby #162

Leesburg #170

Turner Ashby #184

Culpeper #73

Madison #1093 

Centennial - Maury #2296

2013 Virginia State Convention

General Robert E. Lee #233

Mary Custis Lee/ 17th VA INF #7