Join us for the History of the Remount Depot: Warren County’s Army Base
In his presentation, Patrick Farris, Professor of Anthropology at Shenandoah University and former executive director of the Warren Heritage Society in Front Royal, will discuss the fascinating history of this important military installation.
The Remount Depot occupied five thousand acres of land along Chester Gap Road in Warren County. Purchased by the United States Army between 1908 and 1911, the base supplied the Army’s cavalry, engineers and artillery with horses and mules. By its closure in 1947, the Depot had trained and shipped thousands of animals to the Mexican border and both world wars. It had also occupied a central place in the economy and everyday life of Warren County.
Farris is active in local and state communities, and has served on the Battle of Front Royal Committee for the Town of Front Royal and the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War local committee for Warren County.
This free program will be held at the Marshall Community Center, 4133 Rectortown Road in Marshall, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m. and is part of the Sunday with the Library series – monthly programs for adults and families sponsored by Fauquier County Public Library and Friends of the Fauquier Library. To learn more about Friends of the Fauquier Library, visit the Friends of the Fauquier Library page on our website.
To learn more about the role animals have played during war time, check out the following resources.
Cheryl Crow, Warrenton central library