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The longest raid of the Civil War : little-known & untold stories of Morgan's Raid into Kentucky, Indiana & Ohio / by Lester V. Horwitz.

Horwitz, Lester V. (Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780967026732
  • ISBN: 0967026725
  • ISBN: 9780967026725
  • Physical Description: xx, 456 p., [48] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: Rev. ed.
  • Publisher: Cincinnati : Farmcourt Pub., c2001.

Content descriptions

General Note: Maps on end papers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 398-441) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Why the raid? -- Getting ready for battle -- Crossing the Cumberland twice -- "Naked as jay-birds!" -- An ominous sign -- "Twenty-five damned Yankees" -- Treachery within the ranks -- A feint toward Louisville -- To the river -- Get across the Ohio and burn the boats! Military study of Brandenburg crossing -- Confederate thunderbolt strikes Indiana and Ohio -- The battle of Corydon. Military study of battle of Corydon -- The Hoosier zigzag -- Dupont pays the price -- Last day in Indiana -- Harrison shopping spree -- Let's split! -- Waiting for Morgan -- "Veiled" threat in Glendale -- While Sherman slept -- Camp Dennison's 600-gun salute -- Thoroughbreds in trade -- An unscheduled train stop -- A romance of Morgan's rough riders -- Williamsburg, the first good rest in weeks! -- Mayor leads Cincinnati cavalry -- Colonel Morgan visits Georgetown -- Beeline for Buffington -- Winchester's "fenced in" -- "Axes to the front!" -- McDougal's fatal encounter -- A bridge beyond -- Newspaper wars -- "Our last night in the north" -- The U.S. Navy, the Union's secret weapon -- Vinton loses its bridge -- Last lap to freedom -- The Pomery-Middleport gauntlet -- The net tightens -- In a fog -- The battle at Buggington island -- Morgan escapes, Duke captured -- Mopping up -- Capture and surrender. A partial victory. Military study of battle of Buffington island -- "Go on. Save yourself!" -- The chase to Cheshire -- Steamboatin' to prison -- Riding the Athens-Meigs county line -- Give us your guns and go home -- Starr's & stripes -- Heading for the Muskingum -- The Eagleport crossing -- Zanesville responds -- The sign of the freemason -- The bonnie blink ride of Mary McClelland -- "The most exciting day in the hostory of (old) Washington -- Lincoln's concern about Morgan -- "I'll be damned if I will ever surrender to a farmer!" -- Escape or capture tomorrow -- Last shots fired in anger -- "Who the hell is Captain Burbick?" -- "General Morgan demands your surrender!" -- Be my guest -- Welcome to the pen -- A letter to Mattie -- Breakout form "Castle Merion!" -- A hero's welcome -- End of the glory road.
Summary, etc.: John Hunt Morgan was a general of the Confederacy who conducted the longest, most wide ranging calvary raid in the history of the Civil War. Author Lester Horwitz first became aware of the extent to which Morgan's raid ranged when he discovered that his own antbellum home in Cincinnati, Ohio was raided by Morgan's forces. General Morgan's forces covered more than one thousand miles during July 1863 and spanned Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. Horwitz draws upon hundreds of unpublished stories (a great many of them here published for the first time) as well as historic photos arising from Morgan's Raid in The Longest Raid Of The Civil War. A superbly written and presented history, this seminal work will be of particular interest to Civil War buffs as Horwitz's presentation of the Morgan Raid derives from both sides of the conflict those who were raided, and those that did the raiding.
Subject: Morgan's Ohio Raid, 1863.
Confederate States of America. Army. Morgan's Cavalry Division.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Ohio > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Kentucky > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Cavalry operations.
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