John Singleton Russell Papers

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

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17
archives@handleyregional.org
www.handleyregional.org

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

 

 

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)