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From every conflict heroes may emerge from the fog of war, and the War between the North and the South had many. Born near Richmond, Virginia, home of the Confederate States, John Singleton Mosby emerged as one of the South’s few. During the conflictMoreFrom every conflict heroes may emerge from the fog of war, and the War between the North and the South had many. Born near Richmond, Virginia, home of the Confederate States, John Singleton Mosby emerged as one of the South’s few. During the conflict Mosby quickly was noticed for his daring and ingenuity. Given command of his own unit, he started a new kind of warfare against the enemy.‘MOSBY’S RAIDERS’ struck fear into the hearts of the Union Army and pride for the southern Confederate States and their partisans.Confederate General Marcus Wright, who assisted in editing the records of the War Between the States, wrote to Colonel Mosby as follows:Dear Colonel Mosby: It may and I know will be interesting to you that I have carefully read all of General R. E. Lees dispatches, correspondence, etc., during the war of 1861-1865- and while he was not in the habit of paying compliments, yet these papers of his will show that you received from him more compliments and commendations than any other officer in the Confederate army.But an even more effective testimonial of Mosbys success comes from the records of his enemy. For a time the Northern belief was that Mosby was a myth, the Wandering Jew of the struggle. Later, he was termed the Modern Rob Roy. Such epithets as land pirate, horse thief, murderer, and guerrilla bear witness of the feeling of exasperation against the man. Guerrilla, however, was the favorite epithet, and Mosby did not resent its use, for he believed that his success had made the term an honorable one.With pride and boldness Mosby’s Raiders became a household name in the War Between the States. After the war Mosby just as easily melted back into the landscape from which he came, dying just 100 miles from where he was born.THE MEMOIRS OF COLONEL JOHN S. MOSBY at almost 400 pages has been turned into MOSBY’S RAIDER’S (Vol. I) at 150 pages and THE GRAY GHOST (Vol. II) at 250 pages. Bringing Mosby’s words to the new E-Readers and a whole new audience, these two Volumes will give the reader a broader understanding of that war.The Parsons Publishing Company is the only Kindle History version with more history, military maps, photographs, illustration, readability, additional features- and other personal content at the lowest possible cost.