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John Singleton Mosby

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby

Profession: The Gray Ghost

United States of America

Biography: A Confederate Army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, nicknamed the "Gray Ghost". His command, the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning quick raids and its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear, blending in with local farmers and townsmen.

Born: December 6, 1833
Birthplace: Powhatan County, Virginia, USA
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: May 30, 1916 (aged 82)

Married Life

  • 1857-12-30 Confederate army cavalry battalion commander John S. Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville

Historical Events

  • 1864-10-13 Battle of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Mosby's Raid)

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