The "Iron Man" and the "Mississippi Company" of Morgan's Raiders

by Jim Power



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/30/2009

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 260
ISBN : 9781438943107

About the Book

The story of a MS. cavalry compnay that becamr part of John Hunt Morgan's 2nd Ky. Cavalry. While the leader appeared to be a sickly misfit in his previous army service, due to his health his men had to help him mount his horse at the start of the "Great Raid" into Indiana & Ohio where most of the men were captured., but not before they began to call him the "Iron Man." After prison, he and many of the company escorted Jefferson Davis as he attempted to escape. The concluding chapter tells of the men and their return to a difficult life where many died very early. Considerable non-published and out of print material is included.

About the Author

The author, a retired businessman, has written two previous books, "And it Came to Pass", a memoir of his mother and life in rural Mississippi in the 1920-30's, and "A Respectable Minority", that tells of the many Mississippians who did not embrace the Confederacy. He is a WWII  armored infantry veteran of an outfit that operated as many as fifty miles ahead of the regular infantry. He understands somewhat the sacrifices of the Civil War soldiers who often rode twenty hours a day. He also understands the trauma of combat, and the brotherhood of front line fighters.