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Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby

Author: James A Ramage
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Confederate John Singleton Mosby forged his reputation on the most exciting of military activities - the overnight raid. Mosby possessed a genius for guerrilla and psychological warfare, taking control of the dark to make himself the "Gray Ghost" of Union nightmares."--BOOK JACKET. "Mosby's dynamic personality, forged in childhood, was the foundation for his success as a guerrilla chief, but it was also his
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: John Singleton Mosby; John Singleton Mosby; John Singleton Mosby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Ramage
ISBN: 0813121353 9780813121352
OCLC Number: 40762598
Notes: Map of Mosby's confederacy on end papers.
Description: 428 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Mosby's weapon of fear --
The weakling and the bullies --
Virginia is my mother --
Scouting behind enemy lines --
Capturing a Yankee general in bed --
Miskel's farm --
Featherbed guerillas --
Unguarded sutler wagons --
Masquerading as the enemy --
Seddon's partisans --
Mosby's clones in the valley --
The night belonged to Mosby --
Blue Hen's chickens and Custer's wolverines --
The lottery --
Sheridan's Mosby hunt --
Sheridan's burning raid --
Apache ambuscades, stockades, and prisons --
All that the proud can feel of pain --
Grant's partisan in Virginia --
Hayes's reformer in Hong Kong --
Stuart and Gettysburg --
Roosevelt's land agent in the Sand Hills --
The Gray Ghost of television and film.
Responsibility: James A. Ramage.

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A biography of Confederate raider John Mosby, who for more than 27 months led daring overnight raids behind Union pickets and created false alarms up and down the Potomac. This book provides an  Read more...

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