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"No other figure of the Civil War became during his lifetime such a storybook legend as Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the audacious and resourceful Confederate soldier who, operating in sight of the Capitol dome with a handful of undisciplined guerrillas, performed prodigies in breaking up Union communications and capturing or putting to flight detachments of Union troops that were often far larger than his own."--Edmund Wilson, Patriotic Gore
"Since the close of the war, I have come to know Colonel Mosby personally, and somewhat intimately. . . .There were probably but few men in the South who could have commanded successfully a separate detachment, in the rear of an opposing army and so near the border of hostilities, as long as he did without losing his entire command."--Ulysses S. Grant
John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) studied at the University of Virginia and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1854. Upon the secession of Virginia he entered the Confederate military service and subsequently formed an independent cavalry unit which operated behind Union lines in a region that came to be known as OMosbyOs Confederacy.O After the war, Mosby held several U.S. Government posts, including a consulship in Hong Kong.
Very interesting read, but there are many strange misprints, too many to count (hundreds), making it impossible to understand. Some parts very difficult to understand. Read morePublished 11 days ago by R. Reiss
Well written, clear, with a unique perspective. His defense of Stuart at Gettysburg seems well documented and very believable considering his performance throughout the rest of the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This, book made you feel you were in the saddle defending the South. It is a great book to read.Published 3 months ago by Bill L.
“The Memoirs of Col. John S. Mosby” by John S. Mosby
Mosby was one of the three highly-vaunted Confederate Cavalry Partisans and thus the information about him is... Read more
Mosby recounts his early years, then spends the bulk of the book telling of his gallant civil war exploits. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mike Calabrese
Very informative and a most interesting personal perspective on many of the key personalities of the Civil War. Highly recommended!Published 5 months ago by David Hendrix
Only got thru 22% of the memoir before I realized it was a difficult read and most just critical of other civil war leaders.Published 7 months ago by Larry W. Driskill