Papers, 1863-1911.

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Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. Papers, 1863-1911.

Papers, 1863-1911.

The collection contains five scrapbooks compiled by John S. Mosby of Warrenton, Va., while commanding the 43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion of the Confederate States Army, as a special agent for the U.S. Interior Department, and as U.S. Consul in Hong Kong. Collected materials written by or about Mosby also concern generals Robert E. Lee and James Ewell Brown Stuart at the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863; the first Battle of Bull Run, 1861; annexation of the Philippines by the United States; and coaling stations for ships of the U.S. Navy. Also, includes two letters, 1885-1886, written by Mosby while a resident of San Francisco, Calif., concerning his politics and the American consulate in Hong Kong; and newspaper articles about the offer of command of the Chinese Army to Mosby, and his departure from Hong Kong.

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