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Colonel John Singleton Mosby to the men of his command, Salem, Virginia, April 21, 1865

John Singleton Mosby, c. 1865, detail
Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the famed Virginia cavalry leader whose ranging forays had plagued Union forces for years, met for the last time with the six hundred survivors of his command at Salem, Virginia. He had given then the choice of whether to surrender or not under term Grant had offered Lee at Appomattox. He delivered the following brief remarks before himself departing with around fifty others, including Dickinson College alumnus George Baylor, to attempt a rendezvous with General Joseph E. Johnston troops in North Carolina. The remainder of his men surrendered under their second in command, Lieutenant Colonel Chapman. Mosby and his followers eventually surrendered themselves at Winchester, Virginia on May 8, 1865. (By John Osborne)

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