A Victorian Christmas at the Mosby Museum
After the War Between the States, John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy, lived in Warrenton, Virginia. A hero of the Confederacy, he was granted amnesty from General U.S. Grant in 1866. By 1872, Mosby was guiding President Grant’s re-election campaign in Virginia. By 1877, Mosby’s wife, Pauline, had died in Warrenton and an unknown assailant had taken a pot-shot at Mosby at the local train station. Because of this, Mosby had moved to Washington City and by 1879, Mosby was U.S. Consul in Hong Kong. The town of Warrenton has lovingly restored the home where Mosby lived in the 1870s. It has Victorian garlands and Christmas tree to reflect the celebrations of the 1870s. I am the docent there, giving guided tours from 11 am until 4 pm every Saturday. Come by yourself or with your historic or church group, to enjoy Victorian ambiance and learn about Mosby’s life before, during, and after the Civil War. Check out the museum at www.mosbymusueum.org. The museum is located at 173 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. Go to the Visitors Center first to get your ticket(s). You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 202-374-3080.