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Tod Andrews ...  Maj. John Singleton Mosby / ... 39 episodes, 1957-1958
Phil Chambers ...  Sgt. Myles Magruder 39 episodes, 1957-1958
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The Civil War exploits of Confederate cavalry officer John Singleton Mosby, nicknamed the Gray Ghost, was the basis of this syndicated series. Sgt. Magruder was the only other regular character but actual historic people were occasionally portrayed.

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USA

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1957 (USA) See more »

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Sonora, California, USA See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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The popular "Grey Ghost" bicycle by Schwinn had nothing to do with this program, contrary to claims. See more »

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[last lines of each episode]
Maj. John Singleton Mosby: [narrating] Both North and South, they knew our fame / Gray Ghost is what they called me, John Mosby is my name.
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Australian Perspective & One Scene After 50 years
5 June 2009 | by SgtPloddSee all my reviews

The Gray Ghost aired in Australia in about 1959, when I was 9 or 10. I can remember the theme song, and little bits from various episodes. The show was my introduction to the American Civil War, including some basic US geography. To my young mind the northern capital, Washington, was farther north. The show taught me that Washington was a southern city, and that there was military activity around it.

I remember allusions to the Mason-Dixon line, and West Virgina--where one of the main characters (Sgt Miles?) came from. I remember an exchange between Mosby and a young lady driving a buck-board outside Washington. She had a picnic basket--perhaps delivering it to her Union boyfriend, which was confiscated by Mosby, and after indicating that she had prepared one of the items herself, Mosby called back with "Miles, save the (whatever) for me". And then he gave a salute and a half- wave." It was romantic and gallant.

Through the mists of my memories, it was a good show that taught me that there are two sides to every war.


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