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|Download Epub ⛓ Ride Around Missouri - Shelby's Great Raid 1863 ⚷ In July , with the Confederacy still reeling from the defeats at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Union forces pushed deep into Arkansas, capturing the capital of Little Rock In response, Colonel Joseph O Shelby launched a daring raid to disrupt the advance Takingmen and a section of light artillery, he slipped behind enemy lines Moving by night to confuse the enemy, Shelby captured a series of small outposts, collecting weapons and recruits as he went As they continued their ride, the rebels tore up railroad tracks, burned bridges, and cut telegraph lines Despite these successes, the Union troops slowly closed in on the raiders Shelby fought a series of bitter skirmishes, until he found himself surrounded Unwilling to surrender, Shelby led a charge through the Federal lines, bursting out into the open country and onto the road back to the Confederacy While the results of this raid are still debated by historians, no one has ever doubted its boldness, and west of the Mississippi it became common to boast, You ve heard of Jeb Stuart s ride around McClellan Hell, brother, Jo Shelby rode around MISSOURI A good read about a part of the civil war that has only been a paragraph in every other book. Did not know much about this campaign and I ended up saying so what I mean it was a dramatic raid, but it hardly had an effect on the war Indeed, I wonder what the Trans Mississippi meant to the rest of the conflict Important Yes, but this book fails to explain how and why Prose is a bit dry. A oood, engaging tale of Shelby s cavalry raid deep into Missouri in 1964 It does a good job giving a sense of the strategic background and the nature of the Civil War on the less populated fringes of the Union and South.