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  • William Connery
    Award-winning Civil War Author William Connery Is available to speak on his new book, Mosby’s Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia   The most famous War
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      Award-winning Civil War Author
      William Connery
      Is 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.
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