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Custer and the Front Royal executions of 1864

Author: Jay W Simson
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For more than 140 years most have accepted the claim by Confederate Colonel John S. Mosby that George Armstrong Custer bears all of the guilt associated with the executions of six of Mosby's Rangers at Front Royal, Virginia on September 23, 1864. This book challenges that through a look at events and persons involved"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: George A Custer; John Singleton Mosby; George A Custer; John Singleton Mosby; George Armstrong Custer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay W Simson
ISBN: 9780786439737 0786439734
OCLC Number: 228608094
Description: vii, 204 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Custer at Front Royal --
Incident at Front Royal --
The Battle of Fisher's Hill --
What Sheridan intended --
With Torbert in the Luray Valley --
Mosby's story --
Where was Custer? --
Who gave the orders? --
Mosby's revenge --
How did Mosby get it wrong? --
Why they never said a word --
A question of character.
Responsibility: Jay W. Simson.

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"Simson's study hopefully will put to rest any further discussion of [the Front Royal Executions] and exonerate Custer. Well conceived and written...a valuable addition"--Civil War News.

 
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