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    Rangers and Other Unconventional Fighters

    Confederate Cartes-de-Visite: John Singleton Mosby, John Hunt Morgan and Ben McCulloch. Three (3) cartes including an unmarked John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916); John Hunt Morgan (1825-1864) by E. Anthony, New York, from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Gallery; and Ben McCulloch (1811-1862) by E. Anthony, New York (trimmed at top). Mosby, celebrated as the "Grey Ghost", successfully led a group of Partisan Rangers during the war, effectively harassing Union troops, stealing supplies and otherwise disrupting their battle plans. Efforts to capture Mosby failed, even though he was placed under summary judgment of death-without-trial if captured. John Hunt Morgan led cavalry raids in Tennessee and Kentucky, prompting alarmist fears of a statewide uprising from loyal residents. His signature exploit was a 24-day rampage through southern Indiana and across Ohio which resulted in his capture and imprisonment. He managed a daring escape, but was killed by Union cavalry in a surprise encounter at Greenville, Tennessee on September 3, 1864. McCulloch was a Texas Ranger and colleague of Davy Crockett, having fought at the seminal Battle of San Jacinto. He organized Cherokee fighters for the Confederacy under Stand Watie. He won a victory at Wilson's Creek. He teamed with Van Dorn, Sterling Price and Albert Pike at the Battle of Pea Ridge where he was fatally wounded by a sharpshooter on March 7, 1862. From the collection of Dr. Michael Krane.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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