Colonel John Singleton Mosby
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1865
Medium: Wet collodion glass-plate negative
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division

Colonel John Singleton Mosby (Circa 1865)

Appearing fully armed as if ready for action, Confederate cavalry colonel John Singleton Mosby poses before a painted backdrop in this studio portrait. Etched into the emulsion at the top of the glass-plate negative are the words "Richmond 1865," perhaps indicating that the image was made in the immediate aftermath of the war.