In 1862, the Partisan Ranger
Act induced North Carolina leaders to recruit companies of irregular soldiers for Confederate Army service; seven of these companies were merged into the regiment of the 4th North Carolina Cavalry, a medley of urban and rural dwellers alike across fifteen counties.
Paul Ashdown and Edward Caudill, both journalism professors at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have produced a new biography that brings the famed partisan ranger
alive for twenty-first century students of the Civil War.
Durica admits the team are not expecting the welcome mat to be rolled out from the partisan Rangers
fans that will cram inside Ibrox to cheer on McLeish's side.
Howard's Virginia regimental series, which included volumes on Mosby's 43rd Battalion, McNeill's Rangers, Thurmond's Partisan Rangers, and the 24th Battalion Virginia Partisan Rangers.
1959): 295-316; Andrew Brown, "Sol Street, Confederate Partisan Leader," Journal of Mississippi History 21 (July 1959): 155-73, and "The First Mississippi Partisan Rangers, C.
Lathrop, "The Lafourche District in 1861-1862: A Problem in Local Defense," "The Lafourche District in 1862: Militia and Partisan Rangers," "The Lafourche District in 1862: Confederate Revival," and "The Lafourche District in 1862: Invasion," in Louisiana History 1 (Spring 1960): 99-129, (Summer 1960): 230-44, (Fall 1960): 300-319, 2 (Spring 1961): 175-201.
His estimate excludes Confederate partisan rangers, which Castel believed "in practice operated as regular cavalry," but it is very likely still too small.
Born near Staunton, Virginia (February 16, 1823); attended Washington College, now Washington and Lee University (1841-1842); later took up the study of law, entering practice in Staunton and serving two terms in the Virginia legislature; active in the militia as organizer of the Staunton Artillery; commissioned a colonel in the Confederate forces at the outbreak of the Civil War; distinguished himself at the First Battle of Bull Run, particularly in the defense of Henry House Hill (July 21, 1861); as commander of 1st Partisan Rangers
(1862), he fought under Gen.
Imboden began his Confederate service as captain of the Staunton Artillery, then organized the 1st Virginia Partisan Rangers
in the spring of 1862, seeing action in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign that year.