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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number JSM-34a
Date June 9, 1894
Scope & Content Letter from John S. Mosby to Dr. Aristides Monteiro, June 9, 1894

Physical Appearance: Autographed letter signed, dated June 9, 1894, from John S. Mosby to Dr. Monteiro, written at The Stewart in San Francisco. Mosby writes Dr. Monteiro of receiving a description of the unveiling ceremonies [Richmond's Confederate Soldiers & Sailors Monument] from his friend Ben Palmer. Mosby disagrees with fellow veterans, Gen. Thomas Rosser and Aurelius F. Cone, who deny slavery was the cause of the war. Also, he believes that no other statues should be raised if "another Yankee Army is coming down to destroy those monuments that the "we had better not raise any more. It is both a waste of money and time." (See "Letters of J. S. Mosby," pp. 68-69.). Copy of letter is available in folder. Marks: "No. 28." written in top margin.

Marks on copy: "Removed for Veterans exhibition 2014" in pencil on bottom.
Creator Mosby, John S., Col.
People Mosby
Mosby, John Singleton
Monteiro, Aristides
Cone, Aurelius F.
Rosser, Thomas
Subjects Monuments
Monuments & memorials
Newspapers
Slavery
Causes