Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby / James A. Ramage.
By: Ramage, James A.Material type: TextPublisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c1999Description: 428 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0813121353 (acid-free paper); 9780813121352 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements | Guerrillas -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Soldiers -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Diplomats -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 973.7/45/092 | B LOC classification: E467.1.M87 | R36 1999
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Map of Mosby's confederacy on end papers.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -405) and index.
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.
"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 greatest weakness. Attempting to repeat patterns of heroic conflict after the war, he threw away his status as a leading southern hero and sacrificed a lucrative law practice to support the Republican party and U.S. Grant's campaign for the presidency."--BOOK JACKET.
"Forced into exile from his native Virginia, Mosby again charged into controversy. During his service as U.S. consul in Hong Kong, he worked to reform the office and single-handedly exposed the corruption of his predecessors. When his bosses in the State Department balked, Mosby sent information directly to President Hayes and, eventually, exposed the wrong-doing to the Washington Post."--BOOK JACKET. "In retirement, Mosby continued in his well-worn role of underdog by authoring the first defense of Jeb Stuart's actions at Gettysburg, exposing Lee's role in the debacle."--BOOK JACKET.