Captain L. H. McNelly, Texas Ranger: The Life and Times of a Fighting Man

Captain L. H. McNelly, Texas Ranger: The Life and Times of a Fighting Man


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781880510742
Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date: 01/01/2001
Pages: 396
Sales rank: 695,799
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author


Chuck Parsons is a native of Iowa, spending most of his life as an educator in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is the author of seven books and numerous articles, all concerning outlaws and lawmen of Texas and the West. For over six years he wrote a monthly column "The Answer Man" for True West magazine.

Marianne E. Hall Little was a native Texan and a descendent of three Texas Rangers. She has written sixteen books, mostly stemming from her genealogical research. She has co-authored with Chuck Parsons and James S. Peterson, writing the biography of Mace Bowman Texas Feudist Western Lawman.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsvii
Author's Prefacexi
1.Genesis of a Fighting Man1
2.First Taste of War9
3.Back to Texas and Galveston19
4.In the Swamps of Louisiana33
5.Captain - Texas State Police49
6.Gunfire in Walker County69
7.After the Walker County Affair83
8.A Death Warrant and a Trip to the Rio Grande99
9.1873 - Following the State Police Experience119
10.An Interlude for McNelly129
11.McNelly and the Sutton-Taylor Feud137
12.McNelly - On the Border159
13.The Law West of the Nueces175
14.A Challenge to Cortina189
15.Invading Mexico207
16.Across the Rio Grande227
17.After the Las Cuevas Affair247
18.Invading the Pendencia259
19.Dying Embers281
20.Carey Alone301

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