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General Jo Shelby's March #2020

General Jo Shelby's March By Anthony Arthur General Jo Shelby s March Acclaimed historian Anthony Arthur tells one of the most remarkable but surprisingly unknown stories of the post Civil War era in full for the first time Here is the unforgettable account of how a fam
  • Title: General Jo Shelby's March
  • Author: Anthony Arthur
  • ISBN: 9781400068302
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • General Jo Shelby's March By Anthony Arthur Acclaimed historian Anthony Arthur tells one of the most remarkable but surprisingly unknown stories of the post Civil War era in full for the first time Here is the unforgettable account of how a famous Confederate general forged a defiant new life out of crushing defeat, and how he finally achieved forgiveness and respect in his own reunited land.General Jo Shelby had bAcclaimed historian Anthony Arthur tells one of the most remarkable but surprisingly unknown stories of the post Civil War era in full for the first time Here is the unforgettable account of how a famous Confederate general forged a defiant new life out of crushing defeat, and how he finally achieved forgiveness and respect in his own reunited land.General Jo Shelby had been a daring and ruthless cavalry commander, renowned and notorious for his slashing forays behind Union lines After Appomattox, Shelby, declaring that he would never surrender, headed for Mexico With three hundred men, some from his fighting Iron Brigade regiment, others adventurers, fortune hunters, and deserters, the man Arthur refers to as the last holdout of the Confederacy made the treacherous twelve hundred mile trip.In thrilling and vivid detail, General Jo Shelby s March describes the dusty and dangerous trek through a lawless Texas swarming with desperadoes, into a Mexico teeming with Ju rez s rebels and marauding Apaches After near fratricide among his fraying band of brothers, Shelby arrived to present a quixotic proposal to Emperor Maximilian He and his fellow Americans would take over the Mexican army and, after being reinforced by forty thousand Confederate soldiers, the government itself Though a dramatic, doomed, and brave endeavor, Shelby s actions changed both himself and American history forever.Anthony Arthur then reveals the astonishing end of Shelby s career his return to America and his renouncing of slavery, his nomination by President Grover Cleveland to become U.S marshal for western Missouri, his eventual fame as a model of nineteenth century progressivism.General Jo Shelby s March is a riveting book about a uniquely American man, both brave and brutal, a hero and a hothead, whose life s startling last chapter is a microcosm of the aftermath of our most divisive war.
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    1. An excellent readable accounting of this individual, along with an enticing glimpse into Mexico s governance and intrigues occurring at the same time as the Civil War.The story of General Shelby gets interesting as the Civil War ends at the signing of surrender at Appomattox A diehard Southerner and supporter of the Confederate States of America, the capable cavalry commander led hundreds of soldiers into Mexico rather than submit to the victorious Union.Unclear to me until I read this book, it [...]


    2. Confederate General Jo Shelby led a force of former Confederates into Mexico instead of surrendering at the close of the American Civil War The work mainly deals with his struggles in Mexico but contains sections on his life prior to the war, during the war, and the later stages of his life after his return to the United States An excellent biography of the man and history of Maximilian s French rule of Mexico.


    3. This is an interesting piece of Civil War history that focuses on the Trans Mississippi region Shelby was a very talented cavalry commander and guerrilla leader Unfortunately, he was also a bit too deeply involved with the likes of Quantrill and Bill Anderson Missouri, during the war, was a horror story written by men like Quantrill and Anderson The case is not so clear for Shelby But, his later activities in Mexico showed no bent toward the indiscriminate violence of other Border Ruffians So, o [...]


    4. Jo Shelby was a native of Missouri During the Bleeding Kansas period before the Civil War, anti slavery forces staged raids into Missouri and pro slavery forces staged raids into Kansas and the two sides fought in Kansas Shelby was on the pro slavery side, opposed to John Brown At the same time he was friends with leading pro Confederacy figures like Governor Claiborne Jackson and pro Union politicians later turned generals like Frank Blair who dominated politics in Missouri.During the Civil War [...]


    5. General Jo Shelby s March by Anthony Arthur is an excellent book It covers General Shelby s life from beginning to end This is a story that is not widely known, and Mr Arthur has done a very good job of summing it up The book is very well written and held my interest from cover to cover It s organized well into three parts covering different phased of Shelby s life The first section covers some history of his family, his upbringing, and the war Part two covers the little known march to Mexico an [...]


    6. This book does not adequately explain the reasons why some Confederates chose to flee to Mexico at the end of the Civil War rather than just going home Nor does it fully explain Napoleon III Maximilian s reasons for attempting to take over Mexico As a result, the reader is left with an incomplete vision of why the major characters in the book took the actions they did.The book was didactic in that it explained well the actions taken by the various players I thought the final chapter of the book, [...]


    7. Jo Shelby left the western theater of the Civil War and entered Mexico with the idea of helping someone with his force of 300 odd men a few cannon and the Southern fighting spirit and cordial Southern ways He wanted to go with the rebellion against the French and Maximilian, but his men wanted to fight for the French Wrong side of history there and Shelby and his men futilely marched through Mexico, fighting as they went Once they got to Mexico City, Maximilien couldn t find much use for them Ga [...]


    8. I love how anyone important in the late 1800 s seemed to be related to everyone else important I got drawn in by the idea that there was a confederate who refused to surrender, but in fact the march to Mexico was just a small part of the book It turned out Shelby was just a fascinating man, and the march became a footnote in his life.


    9. I was expecting of a full biography This book skimmed over everything except the Mexico period The Civil War received approximately 2 pages


    10. Heroic quixotic quest for meaning a place in the worldVerified Purchase What s this This review is from General Jo Shelby s March Kindle Edition Change a very few details and you have a fairy tale or a saga of knights errant Shelby and company even rescue a fair maiden from the castle of an ogre On the way to join Maximilian, they perform numerous heroic and chivalrous deeds Perhaps quixotic than his men, Shelby was unhappy that they chose to join the emperor s forces rather than Juarez, but ag [...]


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