Texas In The Confederacy by Colonel Harry McCorry Henderson

Texas In The Confederacy

byColonel Harry McCorry Henderson

Kobo ebook | November 6, 2015

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“An accurate and absorbing account of all the Civil War campaigns in which any Texas organizations participated - such famous units as Hood’s Texas Brigade, Walker’s Division, Terry’s Texas Rangers and Sibley’s Arizona Brigades, as well as many little-known ones.

Texas troops fought in every theater of the Civil War outside the state, and at home had problems to contend with that most of the other states didn’t have; a long coastline and a long frontier had to be guarded, one from the federals and the other from the Indians.

The most brilliant operation fought, says Colonel Henderson, was the battle of Sabine Pass, September 8, 1863. The young lieutenant Dick Dowling and a company of 44 Irish guards successfully defended against an invasion attempt at the mouth of the Sabine River by a force of 5000 union soldiers. A full account of this engagement in the terms of a professional soldier is given under the “1st Heavy Artillery Regiment” chapter.

One of the most daring plans of the South, aimed at seizing the entire Southwest to the California coast, was the invasion of New Mexico by a brigade of Texans under Harry Hopkins Sibley. The little-known story of this brigade and the battles it fought in the arid territory along the Rio Grande in New Mexico are told in the intensely human chapter on “Sibley’s Arizona Brigade”.

TEXAS IN THE CONFEDERACY is doubly valuable for bringing together all the organizations into one handy book, and for creating through this compilation a stirring story of patriotism, bravery, humor and action that will be a source of pride for every Texan and of exciting reading for all.”-Print ed.

Title:Texas In The ConfederacyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 6, 2015Publisher:Golden Springs PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1786254816

ISBN - 13:9781786254818

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