Review of Custer’s Gray Rival in Virginian-Pilot

Review of Custer’s Gray Rival in Virginian-Pilot

The Virginian-Pilot news in Norfolk, Virginia published a review of Custer’s Gray Rival: The Life of Confederate Major General Thomas Lafayette Rosser this past week. Click below to read it online.

Biography: A Civil War general who deserves to be better known

The Civil War, by far our nation’s most deadly armed conflict, used up men so fast that some officers became generals in their 20s. One was the Confederacy’s Thomas Lafayette Rosser, who became a major general at 28, mirroring the same achievement — at only 25 — by his fellow West Point student and Federal foe George Armstrong Custer. Rosser compiled an impressive if checkered career as a cavalry officer and, as this interesting biography demonstrates, deserves to be better known.

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *