Week 5 Resource – Mosby Memoirs

February 9th, 2011

http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/mosby/mosby.html

This is a link to the memoirs of John Singleton Mosby. It was edited and published in 1917 by Charles Wells Russell. I haven’t read all the way through them, but being from Fauquier County where the Mosby Museum resides, I had already learned a lot about him. I thought about him after our discussion on Tuesday because we talked a lot about Southerners and how they kept coming up with ways to keep their ideals and culture alive. Mosby was a famous Confederate corporal, but after the war, he voted Republican because he thought that was what was best for the South. I think Mosby and his memoirs provide an interesting alternative to the stereotypical Confederate veteran.


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