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West of Middleburg, Welbourne was the home of Confederate Col. Richard Henry Dulany. Visitors during the Civil War included Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, Maj. John Pelham, and Col. John S. Mosby. A classic example of a “Mosby safe house,” Mosby Ranger Johnny DeButts was nearly captured here by federal cavalry in February 1864. He was hidden in a feather bed beneath three young cousins, who were apparently innocently sleeping contentedly when the Union soldiers searched. Today, the home remains in the Dulany family and is run by the great-great-grandson of the colonel. The house is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.