On This Day

Famous People Born in December 1833

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

Dec 6 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • Dec 12 Matthias Hohner, German manufacturer (harmonica), born in Trossingen, Germany (d. 1902)
  • Dec 17 James T. Holtzclaw, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in McDonough, Georgia (d. 1893)
  • Dec 20 Samuel Mudd, American physician (imprisoned for conspiring with John Wilkes Booth), born in Charles Country, Maryland (d. 1883)
  • Dec 28 Charles Miller Shelley, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1907)
  • Dec 29 John James Ingalls, US politician (Rep-Ks), born in Middleton, Massachusetts (d. 1900)