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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.”
Location:Constitution Ave. between 12th and 14th Sts. NW Washington,District of Columbia 20560