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lawyer , soldier

John Singleton Mosby, American lawyer, soldier.

Background

Mosby, John Singleton was born on December 6, 1833 in Powhatan Company, Virginia, United States. Son of Alfred D. and Virginia I. (McLaurine) Mosby.

Education

Graduate University of Virginia, 1852.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1855. Practiced at Bristol, Virginia, 1855-1861. Private and later adjunct in 1st Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., 1861-1862.

Was colonel, 1862-1865, of Mosby’s Partisan Rangers, an independent cavalry command, which did much damage by cutting communications and destroying supply trains in the rear of United States of America, capturing cavalry outposts, etc. Practiced law in Virginia after war. Became Republican; supported Grant, 1872.

United States consul at Hongkong, 1878-1885. Then lawyer in San Francisco and as counsel for S.P. Railroad Company. Special agent General Land Office for Colorado, 1901.

Assistant attorney in Department of Justice, Washington, May 1904-July 1, 1910. Author: Mosby’s War Reminiscences and Stuart’s Cavalry Campaign, 1887. Stuart Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign, 1908.

Home: Warrenton, Va.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Mosby’s War Reminiscences and Stuart’s Cavalry Campaign, 1887. Stuart Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign, 1908.

Connections

Married Pauline Clarke, December 30, 1856.

father:
Alfred D. Mosby

mother:
Virginia I. (McLaurine) Mosby

spouse:
Pauline Clarke