By David L. Mowery
An army operation not like the other on American soil, Morgan’s Raid was once characterised via excellent velocity, superhuman patience and leading edge strategies. one of many nation’s so much colourful leaders, accomplice normal John Hunt Morgan, took his cavalry via enemy-occupied territory in 3 states in a single of the longest offensives of the Civil conflict. the trouble produced the single battles fought north of the Ohio River and reached farther north than the other common accomplice strength. With twenty-five maps and greater than 40 illustrations, Morgan’s Raid historian David L. Mowery takes a brand new examine this extraordinary occasion in American heritage, one historians rank one of the world’s maximum land-based raids seeing that Elizabethan instances.
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Morgan's Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio by David L. Mowery