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    "Gray Ghost" John S. Mosby Handwritten Signed Letter John Singleton Mosby was practicing law in Bristol, Virginia when the Civil War broke out. He served brilliantly under J. E. B. Stuart until January 1863 when he started his own band called "Mosby's Confederacy" for the purpose of conducting swift and secret attacks on Union troops to steal supplies, disrupt communications and generally wreak havoc. Mosby's most famous exploit was the capture of a Union general, caught asleep in his bed, at Fairfax Courthouse in March of 1863. After the war he secured his parole through the intercession of Ulysses S. Grant and later joined the Republican Party, holding various minor government positions. His books include Mosby's War Reminiscences and Stuart's Cavalry Campaigns. For your bidding pleasure, here is an autograph letter signed, "Jno. Mosby," one page, 8.5" x 11", on Massanetta Spring Water letterhead, dated July 12, 1913, to a friend. It reads, in part, "I went into Harrisburg today & sent you today's paper. I really thought - until I read Charlie Dear's interview that I was present when the green backs were captured. Dolly leaves... next Tuesday... I am feeling fine." In good condition, with scattered toning and soiling, tape repairs to both sides of page, some brushing to a few words of text and signature, fragile folds and light edge wear. Still, a very desirable item. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
    13th Wednesday
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