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A Bibliography of John Singleton Mosby & Additional Resources for Mosby’s Confederacy, & Related Subjects

Baird, Nancy Chappelear, Journals of Amanda Virginia Edmonds: Lass of the Mosby Confederacy, 1857 – 1867. Stephens City, Virginia: Commercial Press, 1984.

Beller, Susan Provost, Mosby and his Rangers: Adventures of the Gray Ghost. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, 1992. (Considered a primer for young readers.)

Black, Robert W. (Colonel, US Army, Ret.), Ghost, Thunderbolt, and Wizard: Mosby, Morgan and Forest in the Civil War. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books (Stackpole Military History Series), 2008.

Bonan, Gordon B., The Edge of Mosby’s Sword:  The Life of Confederate Colonel William Henry Chapman.  Carbondale:  Southern Illinois University Press, 2009.

Brown, Peter A., Mosby’s Fighting Parson: The Life and Times of Sam Chapman. Westminster, Maryland: Willow Bend Books, 2001.

_______, Take Sides with the Truth: The Postwar Letters of John Singleton Mosby to Samuel F. Chapman. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 2007.

Bryan, Charles F., Jr. and Lankford, Nelson D., eds., Eye of the Storm: A Civil War Odyssey, Written and Illustrated by Private Robert Knox Sneden. New York: The Free Press, 2000.

Bryan, John Stewart, Joseph Bryan: His Times, His Family, His Friends. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1935 (Second Printing May 1938).

Buckland, Eric W., Mosby’s Keydet Rangers.  Centreville, Virginia:  Privately printed by the author, 2008.

Cary, Carolyn, William Thomas Overby: Proud Partisan Ranger. Fayetteville, Georgia: C. J. Cary & Associates, Inc., 2003.

Cooke, John Esten, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes and Adventures of the War. New York: E. B. Treat & Co., 1867, 601 pages. Reprinted by Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.

Crawford, J. Marshall, Mosby and His Men. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., 1867. Also reprinted by Olde Soldier Books, Gaithersburg, Md.

Daniels, Jonathan, Mosby: Gray Ghost of the Confederacy. Philadelphia and New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1959. (This is a children’s book.)

Dannett, Sylvia G. L. and Burkart, Rosamond H., Confederate Surgeon Aristides Monteiro. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1969.

Evans, Thomas J. and Moyer, James M., Mosby’s Confederacy: A Guide to the Roads and Sites of Colonel John Singleton Mosby. Shippensburg, Pa.: White Mane Publishing Company, 1991.

Evans and Moyer, Mosby Vignettes, Vol. I – V. Privately printed.

Hakenson, Don, Reminiscences of Frank H. Rahm of Mosby’s Command & an Analysis of Ranger John H. Lunceford:  Traitor or Coward?  Or Unjustly Accused!  Alexandria, Virginia:  Privately printed by the author, 2008.

Hakenson, Donald C. and Dudding, Gregg, Mosby Vignettes, Volumes VI and VII. Privately printed: Vol. VI, 1st Printing, Feb. 2002, 109 pages; Vol. VII, 1st Printing, Sept. 2003.

Hale, Laura Virginia, Memories in Marble:  The Story of Front Royal’s Four Confederate Monuments.  Front Royal, Virginia:  Warren Press, 1956.

__________, Four Valiant Years in the Lower Shenandoah Valley, 1861 – 1865.  Front Royal, Virginia: Hathaway Publishing, 1986.

_______, The Women of the Debatable Land. Washington, DC: Corden Publishing Co., 1912.

Jones, Virgil Carrington, Ranger Mosby. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1944.

_______, Gray Ghosts and Rebel Raiders. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1956.

Keen, Hugh C. and Mewborn, Horace, 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Command: The Virginia Regimental Histories Series. 1st edition. Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1993.

Mauro, Charles V., *A Southern Spy in Northern Virginia: The Civil War Album of Laura Ratcliffe*. Charleston: The History Press, 2009.

McClellan, H. B., The Life and Campaigns of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commander of the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company; Richmond, Virginia: J. W. Randolph and English, 1885. Facsimile reprint by Eagle Press of Little Rock, Arkansas, 1997.

Mewborn, Horace (ed.), From Mosby’s Comand:  Newspaper Letters & Articles by and about John S. Mosby and His Rangers.  Baltimore:  Butternut & Blue, 2005.

Mitchell, Adele H., ed., The Letters of John S. Mosby. Printed by the Stuart-Mosby Historical Society, 1986, 319 pages.

Mosby, John S., Mosby’s War Reminiscences and Stuart’s Calvary Campaign. Boston: Geo. A. Jones & Co., Publishers, 1887.

_____________, Mosby’s War Reniniscences and Stuart’s Cavalry Campaign.  New York:  Dodd, Mead and Company, Second Edition, 1898.  Reprinted 1958 by Pageant Book Company, New York.

_________, Stuart’s Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign. New York: Moffat, Yard & Company, 1908.

___________, The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1917.

Monteiro, Aristides, M.D., War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby’s Command. Richmond, Virginia: 1890. Reprinted by Butternut Press, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 1983.

Munson, John W., Reminiscences of a Mosby Guerrilla. New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1906. Reprinted by Olde Soldier Books, Gaithersburg, Md.

Phillips, Edward H. and Phillips, Loving H. (ed.), The Lower Shenandoah Valley in the Civil War:  The Impact of War Upon the Civilian Population and Upon Civil Institutions.  Lynchburg, Virginia:  H. E. Howard, Inc. 1993 (part of the Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders Series).

Ramage, James A., Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby. Lexington, Kentucky: The University of Kentucky Press, 1999.

Ramey, Emily G. and Gott, John K., eds., The Years of Anguish: Fauquier County (Va.), 1861 – 65. Warrenton, Virginia: The Fauquier Democrat, 1965.

Scott, Major John, Partisan Life with Col. John S. Mosby. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, Franklin Square, 1867. Also reprinted by Olde Soldier Books, Gaithersburg, Md.

Siepel, Kevin H., Rebel: The Life and Times of John Singleton Mosby. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983.

Simson, Jay W., Custer and the Front Royal Executions of 1864,  Jefferson, North Carolina and London:  McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009.

Thomas, Emory M., Bold Dragoon: The Life of J. E. B. Stuart. New York, etc.: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1986.

Vogtsberger, Margaret Ann, The Dulaneys of Welbourne: A Family in Mosby’s Confederacy. Berryville, Virginia: Rockbridge Publishing Company, 1995.

Von Borcke, Heros, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Vols. I & II.  Edinburgh, 1866.  Facsimle reprint:  Morningside Books, Dayton, Ohio, 1985.

__________, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence (in two volumes). Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood & Sons,1866. Facsimile reprint by Morningside Books, Dayton, Ohio, 1985.

Welton, J. Michael, ed., My Heart is So Rebellious: The Caldwell Letters, 1861 – 1865. Warrenton, Va.: The Fauquier National Bank.

Wert, Jeffry D., Mosby’s Rangers: From the High Tide of the Confederacy to the Last Days at Appomattox, the Story of the Most Famous Command of the Civil War and Its Legendary Leader, John S. Mosby. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990s.

__________, Cavalryman of the Lost Cause: A Biography of J. E. B. Stuart. New York and London: Simon & Schuster, 2008.

Williamson, James J., Mosby’s Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-Third Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, from its Organization to the Surrender. New York: Ralph B. Kenyon, Publisher, 1896. Reprinted by Time-Life Books, Collector’s Library of the Civil War, 1982.

__________, Prison Life in the Old Capital and Reminiscences of the Civil War. West Orange, New Jersey: 1911.

Wittenberg, Eric J. and Petruzzi, J. David, Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg. New York: Savas Beatie, LLC, 2006.

Regimental Histories, Memoirs & Other First-Hand Accounts of Those Who Faced John S. Mosby and Mosby’s Rangers

Beach, William H., The First New York (Lincoln) Cavalry: April 19, 1861 to July 7, 1865. New York: The Lincoln Cavalry Association, 1902. Reprinted 1988 by Bacon Race Books, Annandale, Va.

Bonnell, John C., Jr., Sabres in the Shenandoah: The 21st New York Cavalry, 1863-1866. Shippensburg, Pa.: Burd Street Press, 1996.

Boudrye, Rev. Louis N., Historic Records of the Fifth New York Cavalry, First Ira Harris Guard: Its Organization, Marches, Raids, Scouts, Engagements and General Services During the Rebellion of 1861-65. Albany, New York: S. R. Gray, 1865.

Boudrye, Richard E. (ed.), War Journal of Louis N. Boudrye, Fifth New York Cavalry: The Diary of a Union Chaplain, Commencing February 16, 1863. Jefferson, North Carolina, and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1996.

Bundy, Carol, The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64.  New York:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG), 2005.

Crowninshield, Benjamin W., Major, First Massachusetts Cavalry and Brevet Colonel, USV, A History of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry Volunteers, with Roster and Statistics by D. H. L. Gleason, Brevet Major. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1891. Reprinted by Butternut & Blue, Baltimore, Md., 1995, as the tenth volume of the Army of the Potomac Series.

Denison, Rev. Frederic, chaplain, Sabres and Spurs: The First Rhode Island Cavalry in the Civil War, 1861-1865. The First Rhode Island Cavalry Veteran Association, 1876. Reprinted 1994, Butternut & Blue, Baltimore, Md., as the third volume of the Army of the Potomac Series.

Glazier, Captain Willard, Battles for the Union. Hartford, Connecticut: Gilman & Company, 1874 (this work is the 1878 edition).

__________, Sword and Pen. Philadelphia: P. W. Ziegler & Company, 1880 (this work is the 1882 edition).

__________, Three Years in the Federal Cavalry. New York: R. H. Ferguson & Co., 1874 (Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA).

Goodhart, Briscoe, Loudoun Rangers: History of the Independent Loudoun Rangers, U. S. Vol. Cav. (Scouts), 1862-65. Washington, DC: Press of McGill & Wallace, 1896. (Reprinted by Olde Soldier Books, Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, ISBN 0-942211-76-6)

Grimsley, Mark, The Hard Hand of War:  Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861 – 1865.  New York and Cambridge, United Kingdom:  Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Hard, Abner, M.D., History of the Eighth Cavalry Regiment Illinois Volunteers During the Great Rebellion. (Originally published 1868) Reprint: Dayton, Ohio: Morningside Bookshop, 1984.

Hoffman, Elliott W. (ed.), A Vermont Cavalryman in War & Love:  The Civil War Letters of Brevet Major General William Wells and Anna Richardson.  Lynchburg, Virginia:  Schroeder Publications, 2007.

Humphreys, Charles A., Field, Camp, Hospital and Prison in the Civil War, 1863-1865. Boston: Press of Geo. H. Ellis Co., 1918 (Humphreys was a chaplain with the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry).

Husby, Karla Jean and Wittenberg, Eric J. (ed.), Under Custer’s Command:  The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery.  Dulles, Virginia:  Brassey’s, 2000.

Ide, Horace K., History of the First Vermont Cavalry Volunteers in the War of the Great Rebellion (Reprint). Baltimore, Md.: Butternut & Blue, 2000.

Isham, Asa B., Seventh Michigan Cavalry of Custer’s Wolverine Brigade. Reprint of original 1893 edition.. Huntington, West Virginia: Blue Acorn Press, 2000.

Kester, Donald E., Cavalryman in Blue: Colonel John Wood Kester of the First New Jersey Cavalry in the Civil War. Hightstown, New Jersey: Longstreet House (New Book No. 135), 1997.

Longacre, Edward G., Custer and His Wolverines: The Michigan Cavalry Brigade 1861 – 1865. Conshohocken, Pa.: Combined Publishing, 1997.

__________, Jersey Cavaliers:  A History of the First New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry,
1861 – 1865
.  Hightstown, NJ:  Longstreet House, New Book No. 114, 1992.

McLean, R. James, California Sabers: The 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry in the Civil War. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2000.

Moyer, Henry P., History of the Seventeenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, War to Suppress the Rebellion, 1861 – 1865. Lebanon, Pa., 1911. Reprint: Higginson Book Company, Salem, Mass., 1998.

Newcomer, C. Armour, Cole’s Cavalry, or Three Years in the Saddle in the Shenandoah Valley (1895).  Freeport, New York:  Books for Libraries Press, 1970.

Ovies, Adolfo, Crossed Sabers: General George Armstrong Custer and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Bloomington, Indiana: Author House, 2004.

Parson, Thomas E., Bear Flag and Bay State in the Civil War: The Californians of the Second Massachusetts Cavalry. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2001.

Penfield, Capt. James, The 1863-1864 Civil War Diary of Captain James Penfield, 5th New York Volunteer Cavalry, Company H. Ticonderoga, New York: Press of America, 1999.

Pyne, Henry R., Ride to War: The History of the First New Jersey Cavalry.  New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1961.

Reed, Thomas J., Tibbit’s Boys: A History of the 21st New York Cavalry. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, Inc., 1997.

Rodenbough, Theo. F., et al (eds.), History of the Eighteenth Regiment of Cavalry, Pennsylvania Volunteers (163d Regiment of the Line), 1862 – 1865.  New York:  Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., 1909 (Reprinted by Kessinger Publishing as a modern paperback).

Rogers, Larry and Rogers, Keith, Their Horses Climbed Trees: A Chronicle of the California 100 and Battalion in the Civil War, from San Francisco to Appomattox. Atglen, Pennsylvania: Schiffer Military History, 2001 (Considered a regimental history of this unit, mustered into Federal service with the 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry).

Sheridan, Philip H., Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army. New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1888, two volumes.

Slade, A. D., A. T. A. Torbert: Southern Gentleman in Union Blue. Dayton, Ohio: Morningside House, Inc., 1992.

Stackpole, Edward J., Sheridan in the Shenandoah: Jubal Early’s Nemesis (Second Edition).  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:  Stackpole Books, 1992.

Stephenson, Darl L., Headquarters in the Brush: Blazer’s Independent Union Scouts. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2001.

Tobie, Edward P., History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861 – 1865. Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887. Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachuetts, 1998.

The Western Reserve Historical Society, The James E. Taylor Sketchbook:  With Sheridan Up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864:  Leaves from a Special Artist’s Sketch Book an Diary.  Dayton, Ohio:  Morningside House, Inc., 1989.

Additional Resources of General Interest

Ash, Stephen V., *The Black Experience in the Civil War South*. Reflections on the Civil War series. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2010.

Baker, Norman L., Valley of the Crooked Run: The History of a Frontier Road. Delaplane, Virginia: Summerset Printing, 2002 (First Edition).

Cisco, Walter Brian, War Crimes Against Southern Civilians. Gretna: Pelican Publishing Company, 2007.

Frantum, David M. and Henry, Clifford, E. Henry, No Sound Can Awake Them to Glory Again: The Beginnings and Civil War History of Leesburg, Virginia’s Union Cemetery. Privately published through Signature Book Printing, 1998.

Fairfax County (Va.) Civil War Centennial Commission, Fairfax County and the War Between the States, 1961. Reprinted by the Fairfax County Park Authority, 1998.

Fauquier County Bicentennial Committee, Fauquier County, Virginia: 1759 – 1959. Warrenton, Virginia: Virginia Publishing, Inc., 1959.

Faust, Drew Gilpin, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

Grimsley, Mark, The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861 – 1865. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.

Guild, June Purcell, Black Laws of Virginia: A Summary of the Legislative Acts of Virginia Concerning Negroes from Earliest Times to the Present. Whittet & Shepperson, 1936. Reprinted from a copy in the collection of the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library by Willow Bend Books, Lovettsville, Va., 1995.

Hakenson, Donald C., This Forgotten Land: A Tour of Civil War Sites and Other Historical Landmarks South of Alexandria, Virginia. Privately printed, 2002 (ISBN: 0-914927-38-8).

Jones, Wilmer L., Ph.D., After the Thunder: Fourteen Men Who Shaped Post-Civil War America. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, 2000.

_______, Behind Enemy Lines: Civil War Spies, Raiders and Guerrillas. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, 2001.

Krick, Robert K., Civil War Weather in Virginia. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: The University of Alabama Press, 2007.

Longacre, Edward G., The Cavalry at Gettysburg: A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War’s Pivotal Campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863. Rutherford, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1986.

The Loudoun County (Va.) Civil War Centennial Commission and the Loudoun County (Va.) Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County and the Civil War. Leesburg, Virginia: Potomac Press of Leesburg, 1961.

Mackall, Mary L., Meserve, Seevan F. and Sasscer, Anne Mackall (eds.), In the Shadow of the Enemy: The Civil War Journal of Ida Powell Dulany. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2009.

Mackey, Robert F., The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South,
1861 – 1865
(Volume 5 in the Campaigns and Commanders series). Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004.

Massey, Mary Elizabeth, Refugee Life in the Confederacy. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964.

Mauro, Charles V., The Civil War in Fairfax County: Civilians and Soldiers. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2006.

Melville, Herman, Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War. 1866. Reprinted as Battle Pieces: Civil War Poems of Herman Melville. Edison, New Jersey: Castle Books, 2000.

Meserve, Stevan F., The Civil War in Loudoun County, Virginia: A History of Hard Times. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2008.

National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Civil War in Loudoun Valley: The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Uppperville, June 1863, Paul Ziluka, Chairman, 2004.

O’Neill, Robert F., Jr., The Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, June 10-27, 1863. Lynchburg, Virginia: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1993.

Schantz, Mark S., Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2008.

Scheel, Eugene M., The Civil War in Fauquier. Warrenton, Virginia: The Fauquier National Bank, 1985.