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John S. Russell
Birth: 1841
Death: Feb. 21, 1932

Civil War Confederate Officer. With earnest devotion to the southern cause, this native of Clarke County, Virginia became a competent and skilled scout in John Mosby's 43rd Battalion of Cavalry. Described by contempories as having "great shrewdness and nerve, and an instinctive knowledge of men", Russell, who ultimately earned the rank of Lieutenant, was a top aide to Mosby – a man that this legendary cavalry chief came to depend on before, during and after scores of successful attacks upon the Federals in Northern Virginia and Maryland. His knowledge of the area that became known as "Mosby's Confederacy" was pivotal to Mosby's operations. He is remembered as the one who delivered Mosby's "measure for measure" communiqué to Union General Philip Sheridan after the execution of 7 Confederate troopers in and near Front Royal, Virginia and the subsequent retaliatory executions of Union men.

Russell survived his harrowing and daring days with Mosby to live a full and long life. He died in 1932 at the age of 91.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Henrietta C. Collett Russell (1848 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Lawrence J. Russell (1874 - 1908)*
  Sarah E. Russell McAtee (1876 - 1944)*
  Elizabeth B. Russell (1882 - 1960)*
  Daisy Russell (1884 - 1884)*
  Nellie M. Russell (1886 - 1900)*
  Carey P. Russell (1889 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Hill Cemetery
Berryville
Clarke County
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Oct 04, 2006
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- Yvonne L.Hღ
 Added: May. 26, 2014

- Loving Memories~RoxღEd
 Added: Sep. 15, 2013
john,i wish i had knowen you and the rest of the boys.i thank you for your service.jeb
- jeb
 Added: Mar. 24, 2012
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