Where America's Story Becomes Yours
Join Eric Buckland for a book talk on his book "Mosby Men and Mosby's Keydet Rangers". Mosby's Keydet Rangers includes a large amount of previously unpublished material that gives the reader new insights into the young men who matriculated at VMI and rode with Colonel John Singleton Mosby. It is a comprehensive collection of short biographical sketches, personal letters, accounts of raids and incidents, anecdotes, newspaper articles, passages from books, memorials, and obituaries that brings the young Rangers to life and sheds new light on their operations during the war. Mr. Buckland was born July 16, 1954 in Kanas City, KS. He grew up in Connecticut before returning to Kanas to attend the University of Kanas from which he received a B.A. in English in 1977 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army (Infantry). Mr. Buckland had a 22 year career in the Army and retured as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1999. THis is his first book and reflects his great interest in Mosby's Rangers, irregular warfare duing the War between the States and the Virignia Military Institute.