‘The rollicking, rascally and brave boys from the Lone Star state’
The American Civil War brought forth several notable soldiers and commanders on both the Union and Confederate sides of the conflict. Sometimes the man and the men they led became both exceptional and inextricably linked. The principal character of this book, Confederate general Lawrence Sullivan (Sul) Ross and his Texas Cavalry Brigade were one such outstanding pairing. Ross was a professional soldier who had seen action in the south-west against native American tribes before the war. He was, in fact, during the campaigns against the Comanches, one of those responsible for liberating Cynthia Parker, mother of Quanah Parker. Ross’s Brigade, C. S. A., were not always under the command of Ross, but their success and prowess under his command has linked them forever. Indeed, these cavalry regiments were not always mounted, and served with distinction for a period as infantry. Ross’s brigade consisted of the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 27th (sometimes known as the ‘Legion’) Texas cavalry regiments. This famous unit saw hard service in many engagements of the conflict including the Atlanta Campaign. All are graphically described in this special two-in-one Leonaur volume, which, recounted by those who witnessed these events, details the incredible history of not only one of the most famous active units of the American Civil War, but also the career of their fine leader.
Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.
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