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John Singleton Mosby in Civil War History and Memory

Event hosted by NSLM

The National Sporting Library and Museum welcomes back 19th Century historian, Dr. David Gerleman, who will discuss the life of John Singleton Mosby. Renowned as the ‘Gray Ghost,’ Civil War partisan leader John S. Mosby was celebrated across the South as a hero for his exploits and dreaded in the North for his military acumen. Yet his bitterest struggles occurred in the years after 1865 when his political stance and refusal to endorse Lost Cause doctrines forced him to abandon Virginia. The presentation highlights Mosby’s tumultuous life and career with particular focus on his transformation from Confederate hero to heretic and back again within the larger context of modern Civil War memory.

This event is hosted by NSLM.

$10 admission | Free for NSLM members | $5.00 for Mosby Heritage Area Members.

Limited seating available, RSVP at or (540) 687-6542 x 4