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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number JSM-41a
Date September 14, 1894
Scope & Content Letter from John S. Mosby to Dr. Aristides Monteiro, September 14, 1894

Physical Appearance: Autographed letter signed by John S. Mosby to Dr. Aristides Monteiro, dated September 14, 1894 in San Francisco. Mosby writes to Dr. Monteiro saying he has written several war sketches, one of them having a good deal about Dr. Monteiro. concerning Mosby's low expectations for a book by Fitzhugh Lee - - "never . . . a friend of mine" and "did all he could to prevent me from having a command." Fitzhugh read Mosby's Gettysburg article and thought it was a vindication of Stuart and their disagreement over whether R. E. Lee headed to Gettysburg looking for a fight. Degrades Fitzhugh's ability to command. Mosby is particularly livid over an editorial blaming Longstreet for the Pennsylvania disaster. Mentions that "the bototm has dropped out of the Democratic party"; mentions other political leaders and their agendas. (See "Letters of J. S. Mosby," pp. 71-72.)
Creator Mosby, John S., Col.
People Mosby
Mosby, John Singleton
Monteiro, Aristides
Search Terms Article
Subjects Political activity
Political parties
Politics & government
Command of troops
Military intervention
Military leadership
Military officers