Robert E. Lee in Texas

Robert E. Lee in Texas

by Carl Coke Rister
     
 

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Robert E. Lee in Texas introduces a little known phase of the great General’s career—his service in Texas during the four turbulent years just preceding the Civil War. In this account Carl Coke Rister takes us with Lee to his lonely posts on the border, and we share with him the hazardous and often fruitless chases after bands of American Indians

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Robert E. Lee in Texas introduces a little known phase of the great General’s career—his service in Texas during the four turbulent years just preceding the Civil War. In this account Carl Coke Rister takes us with Lee to his lonely posts on the border, and we share with him the hazardous and often fruitless chases after bands of American Indians and Mexicans. We see through the eyes of the “Academy man” the raw life on the frontier and hear through his own words his impressions of the country and people.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806136424
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
10/15/2004
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,383,102
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Carl Coke Rister was a research professor of history at the University of Oklahoma. His many books include Southern Plainsmen; Border Captives: The Traffic in Prisoners by the Southern Plains Indians, 1835-1875; Land Hunger: David L. Payne and the Oklahoma Boomers; and Border Command: General Phil Sheridan in the West.

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