Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby
John Singleton Mosby (1833–1916) was the Confederacy's best-known practitioner of guerrilla warfare. At heart a Unionist, he nonetheless joined the Southern cause when his homestate of Virginia seceded. He served first in the cavalry and later as commander of a partisan unit in Northern Virginia, where his operations tied up such large numbers of Federal troops that suffic...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published March 21st 1997 by Da Capo Press
(first published 1983)
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Aug 21, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Civil war fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Until reading this book I'd thought of Mosby simply in terms of his role as a Confederate irregular during the civil war. This period of his life covers only half the story of this book, a full biography of the figure. In fact, Mosby went on to become the friend of Republican presidents, beginning with Grant, and worked consistently towards a reconciliation between the South and North.