John Singleton Mosby
Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby wears the one-star uniform of a major in this photographic portrait. Mosby was promoted to the rank of major in 1863, and then raised to the rank of colonel in January 1865. This glass-plate image is part of the Brady-Handy Collection of negatives at the Library of Congress. The collection combines the work of Mathew B. Brady and his nephew Levin D. Handy, who ran several photographic studios in Washington, D.C. The majority of the negatives are portraits taken during and after the Civil War, but the collection also includes views of Washington, D.C.