History buffs will take delight in this event! Meet Eric Buckland, author of five books on Mosby's Rangers--a Civil War unit that was very active in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Many people continue to be intrigued by both the men and their adventures and will enjoy the discussion with the author.
After a 22-year career, Eric Buckland retired from the United States Army in 1999 as a Lieutenant Colonel. The majority of Buckland’s military career was spent in Special Forces.
Some of his awards include the Special Forces and Ranger Tabs, Master Parachutist Badge, Special Operations Combat Diver Badge and the Expert and Combat Infantryman's Badges.
Eric has written several books on some of the men who rode with the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry – better known throughout the world as “Mosby’s Rangers.”
On June 6th, 2011, he was presented the United Daughters of the Confederacy's Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for: Historical research on the 3rd Arkansas Infantry; writing Mosby's Keydet Rangers; and editing The Millionaire Mosby Ranger, Charles Broadway Rouss.
On October 3, 2013 he received a second award of the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for his Mosby Men series of books.