Guide to the John Singleton Mosby U.S. Civil War scrapbook, 1886-1887 MS 153
John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), the Confederate Partisan Ranger, was commissioned in the Virginia state forces in 1861. When that state succeeded he became a private in the 1st Virginia cavalry and fought at 1st Bull Run. In 1863 he was given permission to organize his Partisan Rangers and engage in guerilla warfare. He was promoted to Colonel on December 7, 1864. Mosby disbanded his Rangers on April 20, 1865, and returned to law practice. He later became involved in Reconstruction politics.
The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings by and about J.S. Mosby, a Confederate soldier, that detail his adventures in the Confederate cavalry. Also included are unfavorable clippings from local newspapers on the occasion of his visit to New England in 1886.
Conditions Governing Access
This material is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish from the Mosby Scrapbook must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
John Singleton Mosby Scrapbook, 1886-1887 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
This collection was a gift of Edward Howard Brigham to the Massachusetts Historical Society in 1915, and purchased from the Society in 1972.
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