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Raiders of the Civil War
Untold Stories of Actions Behind the Lines
by Russ A. Pritchard Jr.
 
During the Civil War, attacks by bands of raiders often had a far greater impact on the war than the numbers involved-and history's attention-would suggest. The psychological effect on the civilian population was often very severe, and the raids distracted large numbers of troops who had to withdraw from combat to cope with the raiders.
The raids, on land and on water, were early manifestations of guerrilla warfare, carried out to cause maximum disruption to the enemy's railroads and other lines of communication, to rescue prisoners of war, to terrorize civilians and military alike, to rob banks to pay for the war effort, and to kill or capture political leaders. The raiders struck from Florida to the Canadian border and included the famous-and the infamous-men from both sides, like Stuart, Sheridan, Dahlgren, Quantrill, Bloody Bill Andersen, Cushing, and Mosby.

In Raiders of the Civil War, authentic accounts of famous escapades are combined with untold stories of rescue and sabotage behind enemy lines. Focusing on a Civil War subject that has rarely been explored, this is an exciting, well-researched look into a little-known side of America's most important conflict

Raiders of the Civil War
Untold Stories of Actions Behind the Lines
by Russ A. Pritchard Jr.
Lyons Press, 2005
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