John S Mosby Rangers Raiders CIVIL WAR Virginia Gray Ghost. Is an engaging narrative penned by J.Marshall Crawford that vividly chronicles the actions of the 43. Virginia Cavalry Battalion, also known as "Mosby's Rangers, " during the American Civil War. Established by John Singleton Mosby under the auspices of General Robert E. Lee in 1863, this unit was renowned for its swift strikes on Union forces and the skill with which they avoided capture. The Battalion, growing to almost 400 men, carried on their disruptive work even after the Partisan Ranger Act in 1864 was repealed, only disbanding in April 1865, after General Lee's surrender. This narrative paints a detailed picture of the battalion's notable role during the war. This rare 1867 first edition of this Civil War account includes eight portrait engravings of soldiers from the 43. Mosby and His Men: A Record of the Adventures of that Renowned Partisan Ranger, John S.
Including the Exploits of Smith, Chapman, Richards, Montjoy, Turner, Russell, Glasscock, and the Men Under Them. 8 portrait engravings (including frontispiece).
References: Howes C-871; Nevins I, pg. 7.5in X 5.25in (19cm x 13.5cm).