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Colonel John S. Mosby and Some of His Men
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1863-1865
Medium: Printed photograph
Publisher: University of Virginia Special Collections

Colonel John S. Mosby and Some of His Men

Seated at center with a plume in his hat, Colonel John Mosby is surrounded by members of his cavalry rangers who were known as "Mosby's Men." This image was used in The Photographic History of The Civil War in Ten Volumes: Volume Four, The Cavalry, which was published in New York in 1912. A romantic aura had grown up around Mosby and his men, who are described here as being "chiefly sons of gentlemen attracted to his standard by the daring nature of his operations." In his later years Mosby disputed the depiction of himself as a swashbuckling figure.

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