Civil War Author
available to speak on his new book,
Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia
The most famous War
Between the States name in Northern Virginia, other than General Robert E. Lee,
is Colonel John Singleton Mosby, the Gray Ghost. He stands out among nearly one
thousand generals who served in the war, celebrated most for his raids that
captured Union general Edwin Stoughton in Fairfax
and Colonel Daniel French Dulany in Rose Hill. By 1864, he was a feared
partisan guerrilla in the North and a nightmare for Union troops protecting Washington City. After the war, his support for
presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant forced Mosby to leave his native Virginia for Hong Kong as U.S. consul. A mentor to young
George S. Patton, Mosby’s military legacy extended to World War II. William S.
Connery brings alive the many dimensions of this American hero.