|The Gray Ghost
|1957 - 1958
Military adventure set during the Civil War
about the true story of Major John Singleton
Mosby (Tod Andrews), a Confederate officer whose
lightning swift raids on the Union Army and his
elusive nature earned him the nickname
"The Gray Ghost." Mosby took orders
from General J.E.B.Stuart (Sherwood Price).
“We took our men from Texas, Kentucky, and
Virginia; from the mountains and the backwoods
and the plains. We put them under orders —
guerrilla fighting orders, and what we lacked in
numbers, we made up in speed and brains. Both
Rebs and Yankee strangers, they called us
‘Mosby’s Rangers.’ Both North and South they
knew our fame. Gray Ghost is what they called
me; John Mosby is my name.” -- Opening
Other men in Mosby's command included:
- Phil Chambers as Sergeant Myles Magruder,
Mosby's tobacco-chewing sidekick
- Phil Cambridge as Lt. St. Clair one of
Major Mosby's best men.
- Gene Persson as Danny Moore, a young
As Mosby and his Rangers fought the Union
they encountered many people and had many
adventures. Here are a few of their exploits:
- The Union sends a young woman to
infiltrate Mosby's forces.
- Mosby enlist the aid of a Union doctor to
help his men.
- Mosby negotiates the release of General
Robert E. Lee's son.
- A young lady's watch contains Union Troop
- Mosby crosses union lines to procure much
- The smell of fried chicken lures Union
soldiers away from post.
- A Cherokee Indians helps Mosby deliver
horses to the Rebels.
- Mosby aids a pregnant woman whose husband
is to hanged.
- Mosby tries to procure food from a Union
- Mosby helps southern photographer get
images of Union fort.
- A London Times reporter accompanies
Mosby on a raid.
- Mosby interrogates a captured Union Navy
- Mosby plans a raid on General Grant's
(Hugh Sanders) train.
- Mosby must crack a code to reveal message
of a secret attack.
- Mosby matches wits with a master Northern
- A vengeful big game hunter tracks Mosby
for killing his son.
- Mosby procures medical supplies for an
- A group with small pox threatens the
safety of Rebel soldiers.
- A Union Senator is not pleased when Mosby
disrupts a picnic.
- Mosby swaps prisoners with a Union
The 39 episode series was based on the book "Gray Ghosts and Rebel Raiders" by Virgil
Carrington Jones (who served as technical
advisor on the series) about an actual young
lawyer who joined the 43rd battalion of the
first Virginia Cavalry and soon became a
successful Civil War guerrilla fighter. The real
Major Mosley (who died in 1920) served in the US
Mosby's story was retold in Disney's
Mosby's Marauders (1967) starring Jack Ging as
Lt. John Singleton Mosby.
Obituaries: Tod Andrews: 11/06/1972; Phil Chambers:
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