John Singleton Mosby

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Birthday
6, 1833
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 30, 1916 (82)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
6, 1833
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
May 30, 1916 (82)

About

Skillful Confederate colonel who was nicknamed The Gray Ghost. He commanded the 43rd Battalion, 1st Virginia Cavalry and his unit was known for their ability to elude the Union Army by blending in with local farmers in Virginia.

Before Fame

He was charged and arrested for unlawful shooting and malicious shooting in his youth.

Trivia

The unit under his command, the first Virginian Cavalry, was skilled at quick attacks and blending in with the local civilians.

Family Life

He married a politician's daughter, Pauline Clarke, in December 1857.

Associated With

After the war, he worked as an attorney and supported President Ulysses S. Grant.