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by James A. Ramage

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  • ISBN 081310839X
  • ISBN13 978-0813108391
  • Language English
  • Author James A. Ramage
  • Publisher University Press of Kentucky; Reissue edition (January 6, 1995)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats lit lrf lrf mobi
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Leaders and Notable People
  • Size ePub 1597 kb
  • Size Fb2 1353 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 106

"The first full biography of the famous Confederate cavalry leader from Kentucky. It provides fresh, unpublished information on all aspects of Morgan's life and furnishes a new perspective on the Civil War. In a highly original interpretation, Ramage portrays Morgan as a revolutionary guerrilla chief. Using the tactics of guerrilla war and making his own rules, Morgan terrorized federal provost marshals in an independent campaign to protect Confederate sympathizers in Kentucky. He killed pickets and used the enemy uniform as a disguise, frequently masquerading as a Union officer. Employing civilians in the fighting, he set off a cycle of escalating violence which culminated in an unauthorized policy of retaliation by his command on the property of Union civilians. To many southerners, Morgan became the prime model of a popular movement for guerrilla warfare that led to the Partisan Ranger Act. For Confederates he was the ideal romantic cavalier, the "Francis Marion of the War," and they make him a folk hero who was especially adored by women. Discerning fact from folklore, Ramage describes Morgan's strengths and weaknesses and suggests that excessive dependence on his war bride contributed to his declining success. The author throws new light on the Indiana-Ohio Raid and the suspenseful escape from the Ohio Penitentiary and unravels the mysteries around Morgan's death in Greeneville, Tennessee. Rebel Raider also shows how in the popular mind John Hunt Morgan was deified as a symbol of the Lost Cause.

Ramage, James A. Publication date. Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864, Confederate States of America.

Ramage, James A. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

James A. Ramage, Regents Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University, is the author of John Wesley Hunt: Pioneer Merchant, Manufacturer, and Financier and Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan. He lives in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Библиографические данные. Rebel Raider: The Life of General John Hunt Morgan.

― "Greatly revises the traditional view of Morgan. A superb and timely book. offering a fresh and balanced interpretation of its subject.

deeply rooted in the Southern lifestyle of the times, and as a careful soldier.

John H. Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Morgan never used his middle name of Hunt during the war - it is a post war appellation. In April 1862, he raised the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment, fought at Shiloh, and then launched a costly raid in Kentucky, which encouraged Braxton Bragg's invasion of that state. He also attacked the supply-lines of General William Rosecrans.

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The Life of General John Hunt Morgan. Published January 1995 by University Press of Kentucky.

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Stylish Monkey
I bought this book because some of my ancestors were Quakers from the North Vernon, Indiana area and had their pacifistic ways changed by Morgan's cavalry raid through the area. Unlike Quantrill in Kansas and Missouri, Morgan's cavalry exercised restraint and compassion. Very little has been written about General John Hunt Morgan, so the book is valuable and contains interesting history. "Rebel Raider" might best serve as a reference work for a specialist, or supplemental reading for a student.
I've read this book so many times! my order cam fast with no problems. Great book on the Gen. I will say that Ramage has his one point of view in the book, that's a given. Still a good book
This is a very short but reasonably complete history of General John Hunt Morgan's raid into Indiana until his capture in Ohio. It is based primarily on Basil Duke's history of the raid (Duke was Morgan's brother-in-law and fellow confederate officer).
Very well researched and easy to read history. I enjoyed it and it met my research needs.
I had searched through a lot of website information for Morgan's Raiders and was looking for a "beginning to end" book on this story. This book surpassed my expectations in getting the historical information along with the overall mood of the time. General Morgan was a very dashing figure and this helps to sort out the truth of many tales of the time. I would recommend this book highly to anyone who wants the whole story.
Bought this book too.
Another great book about my ancestor to have!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It explained his life in a very interesting way. The books I have read by James Ramage are always very good and enlightening in the historical facts and information.