Civil War Book Club (Morgan's Great Raid by David Mowery)

Morgan's Great Raid

Are you a history buff? Interested in the Civil War?

If so, please join us for our Civil War Book Club on Saturday, August 28 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

This special Civil War Book Club meeting will feature author David Mowery who will present a program on his book, Morgan's Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Mr. Mowery will have copies of Morgan's Great Raid: The Remarkable Expedition from Kentucky to Ohio and Cincinnati in the Civil War: The Union's Queen City available for purchase. The cost (cash or check only) will be $20 (tax included) for Morgan's Great Raid and $25 (tax included) for Cincinnati in the Civil War.

One of the nation's most colorful leaders, Confederate general John Hunt Morgan, took his cavalry through enemy-occupied territory in three states in one of the longest offensives of the Civil War.

A military operation unlike any other on American soil, Morgan's Raid was characterized by incredible speed, superhuman endurance and innovative tactics. The effort produced the only battles fought north of the Ohio River and reached farther north than any other regular Confederate force. 

This raiding force crossed into Gallia County at Vinton and Centerville. Morgan then proceeded onward to Buffington Island where a battle ensued. As Morgan retreated, skirmishes were fought in other areas of Gallia County. 

Sam Wilson, Professor of History at the University of Rio Grande, will be the moderator for the discussion.

Copies of Morgan's Great Raid are available for checkout at the Library. You may also borrow an e-book version of this title via Hoopla.

If you are interested in attending or would like a copy of the book, please contact Lynn by stopping in at the Library, calling 740.446.7323 x 229, or e-mailing

Light refreshments will be served.


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