MOSBY’S RANGERS: A RECORD OF THE OPERATIONS OF THE FORTY-THIRD BATTALION OF VIRGINIA CAVALRY FROM ITS ORGANIZATION TO SURRENDER.
New York: Sturgis & Walton Co., 1909. vii,554pp. Index. Appendices. Plates. Photographs. Notes. Frontis. of the Battle of Miskel’s. Gray decorated cloth. Second edition, revised and expanded. Externally, the minor wear to the spine ends and corners with light soiling. Internally, the front paste down has the book plate of the great granddaughter of James Harper Starr as well as her daughter’s ink stamp after she inherited her mother’s library. The pages are clean and free from marks and underlining. Overall, A good copy+ (no dust jacket issued). Nevins, CWB – Vol II p. 179: “….contains personal observations and unique illustrations.” The author served as a private in Company A of the 43rd Battalion, making this a primary source for the study of this unit. The book consists of his and others’ personal experiences, draws from official records and his personal diary, which forms the foundation of this work. It contains accounts of various raids and battles, short biographies of prominent officers, observations on camp life, etc. Of particular interest in the appendices, are copies of the action reports filed by Colonel Mosby and some by his Union counterparts giving their prospectives of various engagements. This printing with its corrections and added material is the preferred edition.