The Resource Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby, James A. Ramage

Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby, James A. Ramage

Label
Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby
Title
Gray Ghost
Title remainder
the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby
Statement of responsibility
James A. Ramage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--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."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramage, James A
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.M87
LC item number
R36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mosby, John Singleton
  • Mosby, John Singleton
  • American Civil War
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Guerrillas
  • Soldiers
  • Diplomats
  • Diplomats
  • Guerrillas
  • Soldiers
  • Underground movements, War
Label
Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby, James A. Ramage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map of Mosby's confederacy on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780813121352
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99013688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40762598
  • (OCoLC)ocm40762598
Label
Gray Ghost : the life of Col. John Singleton Mosby, James A. Ramage
Publication
Note
Map of Mosby's confederacy on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [349]-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
428 pages
Isbn
9780813121352
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
99013688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40762598
  • (OCoLC)ocm40762598

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