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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2020 9:25 p.m. PST

… General Thomas Lafayette Rosser

"Tom Rosser served in nearly every battle of the Army of Northern Virginia. The lanky officer, known as much for his temper as his fighting abilities, resigned from West Point two weeks prior to graduation when Virginia seceded from the Union. He began the war in the artillery, transferred to the cavalry, and ended the fight under a cloud of some disgrace―even after helping win the last victory in Virginia. Sheridan Barringer's Custer's Gray Rival: The Life of Confederate Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser tells his story in the first serious biography of this important officer.

The Virginia native won success as part of the famed Washington Artillery of New Orleans before General Jeb Stuart convinced Rosser to transfer to his cavalry command as colonel of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. Rosser soon became Stuart's protégé and friend, and the dashing general did all he could to further his career. The only person who could derail Rosser, however, was Rosser, whose ability to take umbrage at the slightest offense was matched by his impatience and oversized ego…"

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gprokopo14 May 2020 7:07 a.m. PST

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Wolverine14 May 2020 9:18 a.m. PST

"That's General Custer, the Yanks are so proud of,
and I intend to give him the best whipping today that he ever got."

Maj. Gen. Rosser – October 9, 1864


Guess again, General. LOL!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2020 11:29 a.m. PST

(smile)


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