Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby
John S. Mosby

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Narrated By: Robertson Dean

Duration: 9 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect

In the American Civil War, or the War between the States, three dashing cavalry leaders—Stuart, Forrest, and Mosby—so captured the public imagination that their exploits took on a glamour, which we associate—as did the writers of the time—with the deeds of the Waverley characters and the heroes of chivalry.

Of the three leaders, Colonel John S. Mosby (1833–1916), was, perhaps, the most romantic figure.

In the South his dashing exploits made him one of the great heroes of the “Lost Cause.”

In the North he was painted as the blackest of redoubtable scoundrels.

This is his story in his own words.

Genre

Biography: historical, political and military, True war and combat stories, History of the Americas

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“No other figure of the Civil War became during his lifetime such a storybook legend as Colonel John Singleton Mosby.”

Edmund Wilson, New York Times bestsellling author

“There were probably but few men in the South who could have commanded successfully a separate detachment, in the rear of an opposing army and so near the border of hostilities, as long as he did without losing his entire command.”