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Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West, 1861--1865
Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy is a history of the Confederate guerrillas who—under the ruthless command of such men as William C. Quantrill and “Bloody Bill” Anderson—plunged Missouri into a bloody, vicious conflict of an intensity unequaled in any other theater of the Civil War. Among their numbers were Frank and Jesse James and Cole and James Younger, who would later be ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 1st 1983 by LSU Press
(first published December 12th 1958)
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I requested this from the library to use as background for a couple of things I'm currently working on. Brownlee writes clearly, making bloody history read like a well-footnoted story. Quantrill and Anderson are fully treated, as well as Union and Confederate regulars. The James Brothers' early exploits are also mentioned. Brownlee references numerous newspapers and military dispatches of the time to show how horribly violent the guerilla war in Missouri truly was. Much of this history has been ...more
I didn't know how much I loved history until I borrowed this book. It was awesome. I especially love how the author never held me in suspense--he would give the end of each part of the war, and then give the details. It held my attention to the end. It was interesting to learn about guerrilla warfare.