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Virginia’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

One might expect the Commonwealth of Virginia, a state that was the scene of so many important events in the Civil War, to be in the forefront of the upcoming 150th anniversary commemoration of...

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Herman Melville on the Gray Ghost

The Gray Ghost, as John S. Mosby was known, inspired both the Union and Confederate armies.  Mosby and his men inspired pride in the South and struck fear in the hearts of Union soldiers.  That fear...

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John S. Mosby Captures General Edwin Stoughton

John S. Mosby was a Virginia lawyer when the Civil War broke out in 1861.  He was a member of a Virginia militia company at the time, and went off to war.  His militia...