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.
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