Harper's Weekly 01/21/1865
THE REBEL COLONEL MOSBY.
John Singleton Mosby, long notorious as a
rebel guerrilla, was born in Virginia in 1832. Lit-
tle is popularly known of his career before the war.
In 1862 he was a Lieutenant in Lee's army, and for
his services in harassing our troops encamped near
Fredericksburg met with General Lee's approval
and was promoted Major. In March, 1863, he cap-
tured General Stoughton at Fairfax Court House.
He was wounded near this same place in August of
that year, and was unable previous to January, 1864,
to resume his official duties. Last August he was
again wounded and put hors Du combat for two
months, after which he again appeared in a raid on
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, for which he was
made Lieutenant-Colonel. December 10 he was giv-
en the full rank of Colonel. We give above an
account, entitled “Two Days with Mosby,” which,
as being substantially true, will prove very interest-
ing to our readers. This rebel Colonel has been the
centre of a great deal of fabulous romance during
the war. He has been recently wounded again, and
so seriously that his friends, it is reported, despair
of his recovery.
REBEL TORPEDO FOUND IN THE
P. Chamber containing the pow-
B, B. Cast-iron wheel made to fit
over the top of the torpedo.
The torpedo is exploded by being
struck with sufficient force to keel it
over, which allows the wheel (B) to
fall off, which in falling drags with
it the rod (D), at the end of which is
a small pin, which fits into a hole in
the rod (R). The pin being pulled
out releases the spiral spring (S)
around the rod (R), which forces the
rod against the bottom of the torpe-
do at F, where it strikes a cap and
explodes the torpedo.
A COMMISSARY TRAIN AMONG THE MOUNTAINS.—[Drawn by John M`Nevin.]
WRECK OF THE “OTSEGO,” AND THE EXPLOSION OF THE TUG “BAZLEY” IN THE ROANOKE RIVER,
December 10, 1864.
MR. R. C. GRIDLEY AND HIS SACK OF FLOUR.—[Photographed by G. H. Johnson, San Francisco.]