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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 It provides fresh, unpublished information on all aspects of Morgan's life and furnishes a new perspective on the Civil War.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.

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'A stimulating work, a model of how deep research and fresh insight can breathe new life into the much-cultivated field of Civil War history.... Ramage achieves a new appreciation of Morgan's military significance by placing his activities in the context of classic guerrilla warfare.'--Civil War History

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ISBN:
9780813108391
Author:
Ramage, James A.
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Author:
Ramage, James A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Morgan, john hunt, 1825-1864
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Biography-Historical
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Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.40x6.06x.84 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 'A stimulating work, a model of how deep research and fresh insight can breathe new life into the much-cultivated field of Civil War history.... Ramage achieves a new appreciation of Morgan's military significance by placing his activities in the context of classic guerrilla warfare.'--Civil War History
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