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Gray ghosts and Rebel raiders;

Author: Virgil Carrington Jones
Publisher: New York, Holt [1956]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Tells for the first time the story of guerilla warfare during the Civil War -- an exciting account of the incredible adventures of such Rebel leaders as Harry Gilmor, 'Lige' White, Turner Ashby, Hanse McNeill, and the indefatigable Mosby, and their courageous and daring efforts to prevent Northern forces from sweeping through the South"--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Virgil Carrington, 1906-
Gray ghosts and Rebel raiders.
New York, Holt [1956]
(OCoLC)562626413
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virgil Carrington Jones
OCLC Number: 761760
Description: 431 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Troubles in the Cushion area --
Petite guerre cleared for action --
As brave men fall --
"I wish I was home" --
Rumor is trumpet-tongued --
"The chill of the October morning has not yet yielded to the glowing brightness of the sun ... but the leaves of autumn are falling." --
Dwight --
"'Tis a misty, moisty morning" --
The dead behead easily --
"He fell gloriously" --
International law clears guerrillas --
A guerrilla in every patch --
Poor Mollie's flag! --
The triple-studded belt of Orion --
pt. 2. A scorched-earther stirs the caldron --
The North loses a general, and horses --
The great race to catch Mosby --
Yankees can bushwhack too --
Fire and sword the only way --
"Mosby's men'll cut your throat" --
War is war, even at ten below --
A guerrilla bows to Cupid --
pt. 3. "I fights mit sigel" --
Guerrillas block the ammunition --
"Nothing but the deepest shame" --
But no prisoners --
Never underestimate the power of a guerrilla --
Out of the mist came hostile men --
Repulsive to humanity --
History bows to a bullet --
Generals are hard to keep --
Something to remember.
Responsibility: with an introd. by Bruce Catton.

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"Tells for the first time the story of guerilla warfare during the Civil War -- an exciting account of the incredible adventures of such Rebel leaders as Harry Gilmor, 'Lige' White, Turner Ashby, Hanse McNeill, and the indefatigable Mosby, and their courageous and daring efforts to prevent Northern forces from sweeping through the South"--Jacket.

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