Joined: Feb 24, 2004 Posts: 331 Location: SOUTHERN Ontario
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:38 am Post subject: Mosby and Custer in the Valley 1864-book recommendations?
Hello CWDGer's. I am considering a trip to the Valley later this year, and am trying to find some reading material. One subject is the incidents between Custer and Mosby that lead to the hangings in Front Royal. I have found one book, 'Custer and the Front Royal executions of 1864' by Jay W Simpson. Can anyone recommend this book or another that explains fairly the circumstances that led to this kind of warfare?
Regards, Mitch. _________________ It seems to be sacrificing much, but what should we not be willing to sacrifice, even life itself, for the liberty of our country.
Private Robert A. Moore 17th Mississippi Regiment Co. G, Confederate Guards
Joined: Jun 05, 2005 Posts: 1666 Location: Maryland
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:13 pm Post subject:
The Burning: Sheridan's Devastation of the Shenandoah by John Heatwole. One story I will never forget is how Union Cavalry picked up a dim witted man with a squirrel rifle. The locals pleaded for his life saying he was mentally slow and wasn't a bushwacker. The Yankees hung him anyway. _________________ He who finds no pleasure in a naked sword, a falcon's flight, a noble horse, a beautiful woman, has no real lust for life. (Early German Sword inscription)
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