The Gray Ghost: The Astonishing Exploits of Col. John S. Mosby

By E. Stanley Rittenhouse. The heroic John Singleton Mosby eluded the efforts of Union troops to capture him throughout the War Against the South, earning the nickname of the “Gray Ghost.” Special counter-partisan units were organized to squash him. One such force faced off against Mosby in West Virginia. The guerrillas defeated the unit and captured its leader.


At the end of the war, Mosby was one of the few Confederate leaders who never surrendered, although ordered to do so. He remains an inspiration to all patriotic young men and his tactics are studied even today. [Read the entire article as PDF…]

Taken from

The Barnes Review, November/December 2013: The Gray Ghost: Recounting the Exploits of Col. John S. Mosby


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