*Second Annual Athenaeum Civil War Authors Series*
Three local Civil War authors.Three winter dates.
In Mosby's Raids in Civil War Northern Virginia, William Connery chronicles the successes of John Mosby. The Gray Ghost is celebrated most for his raids that captured Union general Edwin Stoughton in Fairfax and Colonel Daniel French Dulany in Rose Hill. By 1864, he was a feared partisan guerrilla in the North and a nightmare for Union troops protecting Washington City. After the war, his support for presidential candidate Ulysses S. Grant forced Mosby to leave his native Virginia for Hong Kong as U.S. consul. A mentor to young George S. Patton, Mosby's military legacy extended to World War II.