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    John S. Mosby Carte de Visite Signed "Jno. S. Mosby." 2.5" x 4", with a Wolff's Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia imprint on verso, decorated with a floral design. A vignette bust portrait of a well-groomed Mosby, commander of the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, known as the "Gray Ghost". Signed at the lower edge of the albumen. The image depicts Mosby as a Colonel, a rank he was promoted to on December 7, 1864. He earned his nickname due to his ability to be able to seemingly appear and disappear, evading Union capture. He famously captured General Edwin Stoughton while the Union general was still asleep in bed. Mosby continued his raids even after Lee's surrender at Appomattox and was one of the last Confederate officers to surrender at the end of the war. From the Bret J. Formichi American Civil War Rarities Collection.

    Condition: Lightly toned at the edges, else near fine. Boldly signed.


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