MORGAN AND HIS RAIDERS by Cecil Fletcher Holland


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This is biography from family papers, news accounts, etc., that aims to keep Morgan in focus against his background and explain his importance as a symbol, as a personal,popular Southern hero, important to the morale of the last days of the Civil War. From his Kentucky background, service in Mexico, to his rebellion against the neutrality of Kentucky in the beginning of the war, this explains his job of raiding to supply Johnson with accurate information of enemy movements, how it was accomplished, and the appeal it made to the public and the acclaim that followed. With his imprisonment, escape, the scandal that his new command, with its looting and brigandage, brought him, his death at the hands of a Northerner -- the story, underlined with his devotion to his wife, is one of a cavalier of the Bluegrass tradition, militaristically modern.

Pub Date: Nov. 14th, 1942
Publisher: Macmillan