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Pauline Mariah Clarke Mosby
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1837
Death: May 10, 1876

Wife of Colonel John Singleton Mosby. The daughter of a prominent Kentucky lawyer. She was said to be a woman as spirited and intelligent as her husband. In the spring of 1876, after the birth of her ninth child, Pauline Mosby died, leaving six children and a crushed forty-three-year-old widower. John Singleton Mosby never remarried.

Part of a letter from John Singleton Mosby to Pauline early in the Civil War;

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Camp Cooper, November 21, 1861.

My dearest Pauline:

On Monday I participated in what is admitted to have been the most dashing feat of the war. Col. Lee took about 80 men out on a scout, hearing where a company of about the same number of Yankees were on picket, we went down and attacked. They were concealed in a pine thicket, where one man ought to have been equal to ten outside. We charged right into them and they poured a raking fire into our ranks. Fount Beattie and myself, in the ardor of pursuit, had gotten separated some distance from our main body, when we came upon two Yankees in the woods. We ordered them to surrender, but they replied by firing on us. One of the Yankees jumped behind a tree and was taking aim at Fount when I leveled my pistol at him, but missed him. He also fired, but missed Fount, though within a few feet of him. I then jumped down from my horse and as the fellow turned to me I rested my carbine against a tree and shot him dead. He never knew what struck him. Fount fired at one with his pistol, but missed. A South Carolinian came up and killed the other. . . . The man I killed had a letter in his pocket from his sweetheart Clara. . . . They were of the Brooklyn Zouaves and fought at Manassas.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  John Singleton Mosby (1833 - 1916)
 
 Children:
  May Virginia Mosby Campbell (1858 - 1904)*
  Beverly Clarke Mosby (1860 - 1946)*
  John Singleton Mosby (1863 - 1915)*
  Lincoln Mosby (1865 - 1924)*
  Victoria Stuart Mosby Coleman (1866 - 1946)*
  Pauline V. Mosby (1869 - 1951)*
  Ada B. Mosby (1871 - 1937)*
  George Prentiss Mosby (1873 - 1874)*
  Alfred McLaurine Mosby (1876 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Warrenton Cemetery
Warrenton
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: George Seitz
Record added: Jan 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6083013
Pauline Mariah <i>Clarke</i> Mosby
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Pauline Mariah <i>Clarke</i> Mosby
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