Gray Ghost, The

The military nickname of Confederate Major John Singleton Mosby (Tod Andrews) who conducted daring raids against the Union Army during the 1860s on the adventure THE GRAY GHOST/SYN/1957. Singleton received his nickname because he was so elusive.

The series was based on the books “Gray Ghosts and Rebel Raiders” by Virgil Carrington Jones 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 Congress.


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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