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In July 1862 this Texas indian fighter captured the town of Newburgh, Indiana, despite a sizable Union militia presence, with only twelve men and two joints of stovepipe mounted on the running gear of an abandoned wagon to simulate a cannon… how Colonel Adam Rankin Johnson came to be known as STOVEPIPE

Even though there were several armies raised by the Confederacy the huge disadvantages that it faced in seeking independence from an industrialized north with a seemingly endless supply of immigrant soldiers could only be offset by the deployment of irregulars and of specialized raiding units from the larger armies. Stovepipe Johnson was one of these leaders who had learned the art of war from some of the greatest fighters in history – the Comanches. A well written reminisce of the war as it was away from the larger battlefields tells of story of the type of men who – had there been more of them – might have turned the tide by carrying the war to the north and forcing them to abandon their pillage of the South.

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The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army : memoirs of Adam R. Johnson  Adam R. Johnson  edited by William J. Davis  Austin, Tex. : State House Press, 1995  Hardcover. Originally published: Louisville, Ky. : G.G. Fetter, 1904. With new preface. xii, 492 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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General Nathan B. Forrest

General Nathan B. Forrest

Battle of Fort Donelson

Battle of Fort Donelson

Head-and-shoulders portrait shows General John Hunt Morgan of the Confederate Army around the time of his death in 1864

Head-and-shoulders portrait shows General John Hunt Morgan of the Confederate Army around the time of his death in 1864

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Gen. Bennett H. Young [the last surviving member of Morgan's Raiders] at unveiling of Confederate Monument, Arlington, Va., June 4, 1914

Gen. Bennett H. Young [the last surviving leader of Morgan’s Raiders] at unveiling of Confederate Monument, Arlington, Va., June 4, 1914

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