Friday, March 4, 2011

Mosby Raiders


We wrap up Gentleman Raider week with this picture from the 1920's. It shows what was left of the Mosby Raiders. The picture was taken at a reunion of the raiders at Warrenton, Virginia. In the 20's, many Civil War veterans would have been in their 70's and 80's.

I will have to admit I am sad to see Gentleman Raider week come to an end. Now, off to figure out next week's theme.

13 comments:

  1. After reading about Mosby, it seems that he was about the best Gentleman Raider that you posted.
    He did retaliate one time, but afterwards thought better of it and handled all his prisoner like prisoners of war after that and got Sheridan to do the same for his captured men.
    After the war was over and other raiders were going on rampages, he didn't with the remark. " It would be murder and highway robbery now. We are soldiers, not highwaymen"

    Good post PJM

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  2. I wonder who the women were in this picture: merely wives at the event? or, did they have a role?

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  3. That was amazing large group of riders. I have surelyenjoyed this weeks of histroy and pictures. Post civil war is very interesting. Thank you.
    Blessings

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  4. They all look so grand.I only wish I could have lived in those times.
    I have enjoyed this weeks theme.

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  5. I have very much enjoyed this week about the Gentlemen Raiders because of the history I have learned.

    I am a genealogy buff and discovered that John Singleton Mosby and the James brothers descend from the same ancestor: Dr. John Woodson, who arrived at Jamestown on the ship "George" on April 19, 1619.

    In fact, Jesse James' middle name is Woodson!

    PJM, I visit your site every day and so much enjoy it!

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  6. Not sure I would term him a raider. He was, after all, a commissioned CSA officer.

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  7. It's good to finally see some gentlemen this week! :-)

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  8. this week was very fascinating! looking forward to next week's themes :)

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  9. Facinating week.
    Can I suggest something to do with WWI? The recent passing of Frank Buckles has me more interested in this era.

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  10. Great week of Gentlemen Raiders! Thank you.

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  11. Always enjoyable to hit this site. Your themes are usually out of the ordinary and always interesting and educational. This year is the 125th anniversary of the State Fair of Texas. Maybe you can find some great old photos on that subject.

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  12. It has been a very informative and entertaining week.

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  13. At first I didn't notice that this was yesterday's photo and in my head I thought, "Oh brother, this is a whole lot of people to identify for Mystery Person this morning."

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