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Rebel raider : the life of General John Hunt Morgan / James A. Ramage.

By: Ramage, James A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1986Description: 1 online resource (xi, 306 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813146331 (electronic bk.); 081314633X (electronic bk.); 9780813146348 (electronic bk.); 0813146348 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864 | Generals -- United States -- Biography | Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography | Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- CampaignsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Rebel raider.DDC classification: 973.7/42/0924 LOC classification: E467.1.M86 | R35 1986Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserve
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-293) and index.

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Ramage's well-written, carefully documented biography is a stimulating psychological study of Confederate General John H. Morgan and the society that produced him. Ramage (Northern Kentucky) shows Morgan as a man with deep inner conflicts, temperamentally suited to revolutionary guerrilla warfare. Using those tactics to harass Union forces and civilians, Morgan gained the hero worship of ordinary southerners as the embodiment of their romanticism and suppressed aggression. He stirred Unionist hatred as a violent marauder whose atrocities and robberies violated customary codes of warfare, and created disagreements among superiors, who gradually concluded that his efforts drained impressionable troops from existing units, provoked bitter reprisals, and discredited the cause. Perhaps the author's most controversial interpretation involves Morgan's emotional conflict between his love for his second wife and his military duties that may have led to his eventual decline in efficiency. Good index; short bibliography supplements fuller footnote citations. Recommended for undergraduate and graduate libraries specializing in Civil War and southern history.-J. Mushkat, The University of Akron

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