Ghost, Thunderbolt, and Wizard: Mosby, Morgan, and Forrest in the Civil War
By Col. Robert W. Black. Stories of adventure and danger behind enemy lines. Noted historian Robert W. Black turns his attention to a trio of the Confederacy’s most famous raiders and cavalrymen: John Singleton Mosby, John Hunt Morgan and Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Combining speed, mobility, boldness and innovative tactics, these three amazing Rebel leaders struck critical blows against the Union during the Civil War, including Morgan’s notorious 1863 raid that penetrated farther north than any other uniformed Confederate force.
While not overlooking their flaws, the author makes his case that these three men revolutionized warfare and sees them as forerunners of the Rangers and Special Forces of the modern era. In fact, their strategic planning and tactical maneuvers are still being used by armies today!
Softcover, 400 pages