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Author Ramage, James A.

Title Gray ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby / James A. Ramage
Published Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (428 pages) : illustrations, map
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
Summary Confederate John Singleton Mosby forged his reputation on the most exhilarating 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. Gray Ghost, the first full biography of Confederate raider John Mosby, reveals new information on every aspect of Mosby's life, providing the first analysis of his impact on the Civil War from the Union viewpoint
Notes Map of Mosby's confederacy on end papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-405) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916.
Diplomats -- United States -- Biography.
Guerrillas -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99013688
ISBN 0813129451 (electronic bk.)
0813138493 (electronic bk.)
9780813129457 (electronic bk.)
9780813138497 (electronic bk.)