Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas in the Civil War / Edition 1

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From the bitter struggles over secession to the surrender at Appomattox, Texas and Texans were caught up in the enormous political, economic, and military struggles of the Civil War. In this collection of sixteen essays from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and other leading scholarly journals, the authors take the reader through some of the most important aspects of the Civil War as experienced in the Lone Star State. This volume's renowned authors include Frank Vandiver, Stephen B. Oates, and Harold Simpson. Topics Include: Texas and Secession, The Surrender of U.S. Forces in Texas, Texans in the Confederate Army, Texans in the Union Army, Sibley's Brigade and the March to New Mexico, Texas Coastal Defense, Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass, Union Settlement in Texas, Cotton on the Border, Slaves and Rebels in Texas, Reaction to Black Soldiers, Conscription in Texas, The Red River Campaign, Rip Ford Hood's Texas Brigade at Appomattox.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876111529
  • Publisher: Texas State Historical Association Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1996
  • Series: Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas History Reprint Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,118,118
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

RALPH A. WOOSTER is a professor of history at Lamar University.
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Table of Contents

Texas and the Riddle of Secession 1
"Embarrassing Situation": David E. Twiggs and the Surrender of United States Forces in Texas, 1861 29
"Rarin' for a Fight": Texans in the Confederate Army 47
Union Sentiment in Texas, 1861-1865 81
Texans in the Union Army, 1861-1865 109
The Formation of Sibley's Brigade and the March to New Mexico 129
Texas Coastal Defense, 1861-1865 151
Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass 177
Cotton on the Border, 1861-1865 211
Texas and the Confederate Army's Meat Problem 235
Slaves and Rebels: Tbe Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1861-1865 245
A Texas Cavalry Raid: Reaction to Black Soldiers and Contrabands 257
Conscription and Conflict on the Texas Frontier, 1863-1865 275
Hamilton P. Bee in the Red River Campaign of 1864 289
John S. "Rip" Ford: Prudent Cavalryman, C.S.A. 313
Hood's Texas Brigade at Appomattox 337
Index 349
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