Osprey Publishing ELI174 American Civil War Guerrilla Tactics

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While the giant armies of the Union and the Confederacy were fighting over
cities and strategic strongholds, a large number of warriors from both sides
were fighting, smaller, more personal battles. Beginning with the violent
struggle known as "Bleeding Kansas armed bands of irregular fighters began
to wage war in every corner of the United States. Many of the names of their
commanders have become legendary: William Quantrill, "Bloody Bill Anderson,
and John S Mosby "The Grey Ghost. To their own people they were heroes; to
others they were the first of a new generation of wild west outlaw. Their
tactics included robbing banks, kidnapping soldiers & civilians, rustling
cattle, and cutting telegraph lines. In fact, it is during the violence of
the war that many of America's future outlaw legends would be born, most
notably Cole Younger and Frank and Jesse James.


Sean McLachlan worked for ten years as an archaeologist before becoming a
full-time writer. He has published several books on history and travel and
divides his time between Missouri, England and Spain. He has a special
interest in the understudied Trans-Mississippi theater of the American Civil
War. His website is www.seanmclachlan.comGerry Embleton has been a leading
illustrator and researcher of historical costume since the 1970s, and has
illustrated and written Osprey titles on a wide range of subjects over more
than 20 years. He is an internationally respected authority on 15th and 18th
century costumes in particular. He lives in Switzerland, where since 1988 he
has also become well known for designing and creating life-size historical
figures for museums. His son Samuel is also an illustrator, and this is
their third joint project for Osprey.


Pre-war raids: 'Bleeding Kansas' Early operations 1861-62 The Partisan
Ranger Act, 1862-64 - expansion of bands & operations Organization &
leadership Weapons & Tactics Guerrillas and the Civil Populations Guerrillas
and the Regular Armies Impact of Guerrilla Warfare The War after the War -
the James and Younger brothers

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