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As a historian, I have always preferred "First Person" accounts of military history. Mosby's profession before and after the Civil War was that as an attorney. This shows through in his memoirs because he recounts his experiences during the war in a lucid and accurate manner. He is a good author and his book is what I would call a "good read."
Ironically, Mosby's influence extended into World War II. By that, I mean that years after the war Mosby had moved to Southern California and was a practising attorney. He became friends with another Confederate veteran with a young son by the name of George S. Patton, Jr. Mosby often visited the Patton home and little Georgie Patton literally bounced on his knee.
The young George Patton, Jr. grew up listening to the Civil War adventures of both his father and Colonel Mosby. Because of his admiration for his father and Mosby, Young George Patton, Jr. decided an a military career, attending Virginia Military Institute for one year before transferring to West Point and then a stellar career in the U.S. Army.
Review: Mosby's Memoirs: The Memoirs of Colonel John Singleton Mosby (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)User Review - Jay Meyer - Goodreads
clearly written and very understandable to any person that knows the slightest about the American Civil War era. with excerpts from letters and commendations, this book keeps you coming back for more. for some reason i wish it would have been a longer book. awesome read for the military buff. Read full review