Gen. Joseph Orville Shelby's involvement in the Civil War began when he raised a cavalry company for Southern service after refusing a commission in the Federal army. Shelby's company of Rangers became known as the most disciplined company in the pro-Confederate Missouri State Guard. General Shelby's reputation as a fierce commander on the battlefield coexisted with his reputation for acts of compassion toward prisoners of war and innocent civilians. His actions were actuated by his principles, and he permitted no ...

Jo Shelby's Iron Brigade 2007, Pelican Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9781589804302