The March 1st meeting presents a program by author V. P. Hughes (North Shore Civil War Roundtable member Valerie Protopapas) on her new book, A Thousand Points of Truth: The History and Humanity of Col. John Singleton Mosby in Newsprint covering Mosby’s life as presented by the press from his first appearance in 1862 through the year of his death, 1916. The presentation will be focused to the origins of the book—necessary to understand its intent—followed by the Civil War years of 1862 through 1865. Copies will be available for purchase at the meeting.
John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), also known by his nickname, the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War. His command, the 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, known as Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders, was a partisan ranger unit noted for its lightning-quick raids and its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear, blending in with local farmers and townsmen. The area of northern central Virginia in which Mosby operated with impunity was known during the war and ever since as Mosby's Confederacy