Confederate Cavalry Enlisted Man's Shell Jacket

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike,Pennsylvania,Gettysburg,17325
Identifier:
2010.0124.0001
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park
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Mosby's jacket

This cavalry jacket was worn by John Mosby during the war.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.036
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Mosby's hat

This slouch hat was worn by John Mosby. According to Virgil Carrington Jones, author of Grey Ghosts and Rebel Raiders, this hat was left behind in a house in Rector’s Cross Roads, Virginia, where Mosby was seriously wounded by a detachment of federal cavalry in December, 1864. Forty years later, it was returned to him by the daughter of a 13th New York Cavalry officer.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.037
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Mosby's crutches

These crutches were used by John Mosby during the Civil War. He described them thus: “These crutches were made for me during the war by a slave named Isaac who belonged to my father. They were first used in August 1863 when I went home wounded. My mother kept them for me and I again used them in September 1864 & December 1864.” General Robert E. Lee once said to Mosby, after seeing him on crutches at his headquarters, “The only fault I have to find with your conduct, Colonel Mosby, is that you are always getting wounded.”

Description (physical):

Material: wood.

Location:
Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
0.039
Institution:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History