The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War

TitleThe Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts during the Civil War
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsNelson, Megan Kate
Number of Pages399
Abstract

Throughout the Civil War, irregular warfare—including the use of hit-and-run assaults, ambushes, and raiding tactics—thrived in localized guerrilla fights within the Border States and the Confederate South. The Guerrilla Hunters offers a comprehensive overview of the tactics, motives, and actors in these conflicts, from the Confederate-authorized Partisan Rangers, a military force directed to spy on, harass, and steal from Union forces, to men like John Gatewood, who deserted the Confederate army in favor of targeting Tennessee civilians believed to be in sympathy with the Union. [From Publisher]

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