John S. Mosby

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The military value of a partisan's work is not measured by the amount of property destroyed, or the number of men killed or captured, but by the number [of the enemy which] he keeps watching [him].
- John S. Mosby
Collection: Military
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War loses a great deal of its romance after a soldier has seen his first battle. I have a more vivid recollection of the first that the last one I was in. It is a classical maxim that it is sweet and becoming to die for one's country; but whoever has seen the horrors of a battlefield feels that it is far sweeter to live for it.
- John S. Mosby
Collection: Country
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He was a Baptist minister who prayed through his six-shooter which he claimed was the most efficacious form of prayer, especially in dealing with Yankees...he would go into battle singing the songs of David.
- John S. Mosby
Collection: Song
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War loses a great deal of its romance after a soldier has seen his first battle.
- John S. Mosby
Collection: War
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Only three men in the Confederate army knew what I was doing or intended to do; they were Lee and Stuart and myself.
- John S. Mosby
Collection: War
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Well, it made you famous.
- John S. Mosby
Collection: War
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General, get up dress quick you are a prisoner!
- John S. Mosby
Collection: War