Suitable For Framing: Colonel John Singleton Mosby On The Causes Of The War

The following text is a letter from John Singleton Mosby — the famed irregular colonel of Mosby’s Rangers — to Sam Chapman, decrying the “Lost Cause” narrative that had been building up during the turn of the 19th century. Mosby decries this new narrative, asserts that the cause of the Southern Confederacy was indeed to preserve…