Mosby's Rangers: A Record of the Operations of the Forty-third Battalion Virginia Cavalry, from Its Organization to the Surrender, from the Diary of a Private, Supplemented and Varified with Official Reports of Federal Officers and Also of Mosby; with Personal Reminiscences, Sketches of Skirmishes, Battles and Bivouacs, Dashing Raids and Daring Adventures, Scenes and Incidents in the History of Mosby's Command ... Muster Rolls, Occupation and Present Whereabouts of Surviving Members

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R.B. Kenyon, 1895 - United States - 498 pages
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Page 496 - The rock, the vulture, and the chain, All that the proud can feel of pain, The agony they do not show The suffocating sense of woe, Which speaks but in its loneliness, And then is jealous lest the sky Should have a listener, nor will sigh Until its voice is echoless.
Page 319 - The injury they have indirectly inflicted upon the people and upon the rebel army may be counted by millions. The Reserve Brigade of your division will move to Snickersville on the 29th. Snickersville should be your point of concentration, and the point from which you should operate in destroying toward the Potomac. Four days' subsistence will be taken by the command.
Page 317 - ... they have spent their lives in accumulating. Those people who live in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry are the most villainous in this Valley, and have not yet been hurt much. If the railroad is interfered with, I will make some of them poor. Those who live at home, in peace and plenty, want the duello part of this war to go on ; but when they have to bear their burden by loss of property and comforts, they will cry for peace.
Page 294 - Since then, another (captured by a Colonel Powell, on a plundering expedition into Rappahannock) shared a similar fate. A label affixed to the coat of one of the murdered men declared ' that this would be the fate of Mosby and all his men.
Page 400 - There hangs a sabre, and there a rein, With rusty buckle and green curb chain ; A pair of spurs on the old gray wall, And a mouldy saddle — well, that is all. " Come out to the stable ; it is not far, The moss-grown door is hanging ajar ; Look within! There's an empty stall, Where once stood a charger — and that is all. " The good black steed came riderless home, Flecked with the blood-drops, as well as foam.
Page 317 - Valley which is nearly a desert. I will soon commence on Loudoun County, and let them know there, is a God in Israel. Mosby has annoyed me considerably, but the people are beginning to see that he does not injure me a great deal, but causes a loss to them of all that they have spent their lives in accumulating.
Page 377 - Colonel, — I am directed by Major-General Hancock to inclose to you copies of letters which passed between Generals Grant and Lee on the occasion of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Major-General Hancock is authorized to receive the surrender of the forces under your command on the same conditions offered to General Lee, and will send an officer of equal rank with yourself to meet you at any point and time you may designate convenient to the...
Page 51 - In reply to his dispatch announcing this success, Mosby received the following communication from General Stuart : " Head-quarters, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia, March 27th, 1863. > " CAPTAIN, — Your telegram, announcing your brilliant achievement near Chantilly, was duly received and forwarded to General Lee. He exclaimed upon reading it, " '•Hurrah for Mosby ! I wish I had a hundred like him P " Heartily wishing you continued success, I remain your obedient, servant, " JEB...
Page 445 - Mid blazing homes had marched along All night, with Northern shout and song, To crush the rebel raiders. Down Loudoun lanes with streaming manes We spurred in wild March weather; And all along our war-scarred way The graves of Southern heroes lay, Our guide posts to revenge that day, As we rode grim together. Old tales still tell some miracle Of saints in holy writing — But who shall say why hundreds fled Before the few that Mosby led, Unless the noblest of our dead Charged with us then when fighting....
Page 317 - I will soon commence work on Mosby. Heretofore I have made no attempt to break him up, as I would have employed ten men to his one, and for the reason that I have made a scapegoat of him for the destruction of private rights. Now there is going to be an intense hatred of him in that portion of the valley which is nearly a desert.

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