Mosby's Memoirs (Southern Classics Series)

John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916) studied at the University of Virginia and was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1854. Upon the secession of Virginia he entered the Confederate military service and subsequently formed an independent cavalry unit which operated behind Union lines in a region that came to be known as Mosby's Confederacy. After the war, Mosby held several U.S. Government posts, including a consulship in Hong Kong.

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By Thom (Vuren, Holland, 11, Netherlands) · ★★★★☆ · March 19, 2012
Mosby’s Memoirs by Colonel John S. Mosby is less an autobiography than an account, evaluation and explanation of army tactics employed in the Civil War. John Mosby began the war in 1861 as a private but his vision and daring soon brought him to the attention of his superiors. It still took him mo... ...more
By Mark (Staten Island, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · August 11, 2012
When measured against Grant's memoirs this autobiography is lacking. While the relating of his raids and activities against Union forces in "Mosby's Confederacy" is worth noting, his interruption of it all to defend "Jeb" Stuart's actions during the Gettysburg campaign becomes disconcerting. I un... ...more
By Jay (Jackson, MS) · ★★★★★ · August 11, 2011
clearly written and very understandable to any person that knows the slightest about the American Civil War era. with excerpts from letters and commendations, this book keeps you coming back for more. for some reason i wish it would have been a longer book. awesome read for the military buff. ...more