John Singleton Mosby Confederate Calvary scrapbook
This collection consists of a scrapbook of news clippings about John Singleton Moseby. The scrapbook contains articles that detail his activities in the Confederate cavalry during the American Civil War. Also included are unfavorable clippings from local newspapers on the occasion of his visit to New England in 1886.
John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), the Confederate Partisan Ranger, was commissioned in the Virginia state forces in 1861. When that state seceded, 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. Mosby disbanded his Rangers on April 20, 1865, returned to practicing law, and later became involved in Reconstruction politics.
The original materials are held by the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library. Search the finding aid/inventory for the John Singleton Mosby U.S. Civil War scrapbook, MS 153.