John Mosby's Crutches

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Artifacts
Date Posted: 12/28/2010

These crutches were used by John Mosby during the Civil War. Mosby stated, “These crutches were made for me during the war by a slave named Isaac who belonged to my father. They were first used in August 1863 when I went home wounded. My mother kept them for me and I again used them in September 1864 & December 1864.” Mosby commanded a band of Confederate cavalry known for conducting raids to disrupt Union supply and communication lines.

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