The Joshua Gunnell House holds a series of secrets. When Captain Marr fell, former Virginia Governor “Extra Billy” Smith ran from the Gunnell house to command the Warrenton Rifles. Later, this house grew infamous when Union Colonel Johnstone escaped capture by Mosby’s Rangers in March of 1863. Johnstone hid under the outhouse in his nightshirt to elude the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy. This building now houses independent business offices.

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