One of the nation's most colorful leaders, Confederate general John Hunt Morgan, took his cavalry through enemy-occupied territory in three states in one of the longest offensives of the Civil War.
A military operation unlike any other on American soil, Morgan's Raid was characterized by incredible speed, superhuman endurance and innovative tactics.The effort produced the only battles fought north of the Ohio River and reached farther north than any other regular Confederate force. With twenty-five maps and more than forty illustrations, Morgan's Raid historian David L. Mowery takes a new look at this unprecedented event in American history, one historians rank among the world's greatest land-based raids since Elizabethan times.
About the Author
Cincinnati native David L. Mowery has lived along the path of Morgan's Raid for most of his life. In 2001, he joined the Ohio Civil War Trail Commission as its Hamilton County representative and was involved in the final design and historical validation of of the entire length of the John Hunt Morgan Heritage Trail of Ohio.