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How Special Operations Shaped the Civil War with Patrick O’Donnell | BRI Scholar Talks

How did special operations affect the outcome of the Civil War? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Patrick O'Donnell, combat historian, bestselling author, and public speaker, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams to discuss his new book, The Unvanquished: The Untold Story of Lincoln's Special Forces, the Manhunt for Mosby's Rangers, and the Shadow War That Forged America's Special Operations.

This episode covers the formation of Mosby's Confederate Rangers and the Union's Jessie Scouts, the tactics used by special forces during the Civil War, and the effect special operations had on the outcome of the Civil War.