John Singleton Russell Papers

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

John Singleton Russell Papers, 286 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of personal correspondence to John S. Russell, officer on the staff of Col. John S. Mosby. It includes letters from John S. Mosby, newspaper articles, and flyers concerning Mosby. John S. Russell, 1841-1932, lived in Clarke County, Virginia.
(1 box) Last updated 08/09.

Biographical/Historical: John Singleton Russell was born on March 13, 1841, to Michael and Nancy Russell. He married Harriet Collins. Russell served the Confederacy during the entire Civil War serving part of that time as an officer on the staff of Col. John S. Mosby. Serving as commanding officer of Company C of the 43rd Virginia Battalion, he earned the reputation of being a fearless and daring assistant to Col. Mosby. After the war, he returned to the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Russell died on Feb. 21, 1932 and is buried near Berryville, VA.

Bibliography: "Final Call for John S. Russell," The Winchester Evening Star, February 22, 1932

Cite As: John Singleton Russell Papers, 286 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Confederate Veterans - annual meeting certificate, 1920, 1 item, printed

Confederate Veterans Magazine ? Obituary and Tribute to John S Russell, July, 1932 and November, 1932, 2 items

Correspondence, 1869-1934 includes the following:

Date Addressed to Location From Location
January 18, 1869 John Russell Berryville VA Joseph F. McAllen New York City
April 14, 1873 John Russell Warrenton VA John S. Mosby  
May 3, 1873 John Russell Warrenton VA John S. Mosby  
October 8, 1894 Lt. John S. Russell New York J. J. Williamson  
June 1896 Veterans Cavalry Association Richmond VA W. Ben Palmer  
July 14, 1896 Lt. John Russell Millwood VA George H. Burwell  
February 18, 1897 Mr. John Russell Berryville Laurence Wilson Washington DC
August 28, 1899 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby San Francisco
October 7, 1903 Lt. John Russell Berryville, VA WH Chapman Nashville TN
April 12, 1905 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby Dept. of Justice, Washington
April 13, 1907 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby Dept. of Justice, Washington
June 13, 1908 [Mosby]   Roger A. Pryor New York City
July 20, 1908 John Russell   John S. Mosby Washington DC
July 24, 1908 Colonel J. S. Mosby   Eben Swift Washington
July 28, 1908 Major Eben Swift   John S. Mosby  
June 28, 1909 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby  
July 28, 1909 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby  
September 7, 1909 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby  
January 19, 1911 John S. Russell   John S. Mosby Washington DC
June 8, 1913 John S, Russell   John S. Mosby  
October 16, 1913 John S. Russell Berryville VA D. Gallaher Charleston WV
February 17, 1915 Mr. John S. Russell   John S. Mosby the Alamo, Washington
June 28, 1918 J. S. Russell   [F. A. Strother]  
July 1918 Mr. John S. Russell   F. A. Strother Winchester, VA
December 17, 1921 Lt. John Russell   [Frank M. Augelo]  
April 28, 1929 John S. Russell   Julian M. Lillis Richmond VA
No date Lt. John S. Russell   D. C. Gallaher Charleston-Kanawha WV
September 25, 1924 John S. Russell   (?)Lintz  
August 13, 1925 John S. Russell Berryville VA M. S. Thompson  
October 13, 1934 Miss Elizabeth Russell Berryville VA A. R. Arnette  

Custer Men: J. W. Barnes, 1 item, manuscript on printed card, n.d.

Flyers include the following:
"Colonel Mosby's New Book," 1907, 1 page, printed and
"Reunion of Mosby's Men," 1914, 2 leaves, printed

News clippings, unnumbered, printed

Will?Russell, John S.?Sept. 17, 1928, 2 leaves, Typescript (photocopy)