The forts of Texas, once teeming with soldiers, settlers and Native Americans, today stand like silent sentinels, abandoned to the ravages of sun, wind, and time. Their legends and stories are ghostly reminders of a past steeped in violence and tragic loss. Tales of Indians wrapped in buffalo robes and a ghostly lady delivering white roses to an officer's desk are woven with historical facts, placing the reader in the midst of the action. Photographs of these historic places send the reader back in time as haunted souls of long-lost legends fill the pages.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Elaine Coleman is an award-winning author and former editor for two independent West Texas newspapers. She is a sixth-generation Texan and lives with her husband, Jerry, on the family farm near Winters, Texas, with three dogs, an old barrel racing horse, and sixty or so mother cows.
Table of Contents
Part I: Forts Established Before 1800
Fort St. Louis/Presidio La Bahía
Real Presidio de San Sabá
Part II: Forts Established Between 1800 and 1845
Fort Milam/Fort Burleson
Little River Fort
Part III: Forts Established Between 1845 and 1865
El Fortin/Fort Leaton
Fort Martin Scott
Fort Phantom Hill
Part IV: Forts Established 1865 to Present Day
Fort Buffalo Springs
Fort D. A. Russell
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Enjoyed the history of the forts. Never knew that forts were abandoned for the soldiers to fight in the civil war. Exciting tales of the ghosts that haunt the forts and the stories of why the came to haunt.
We've given copies to numerous friends all over the country and they LOVE this book! It's not for young children, but definitely something older (high school) students would enjoy that would give them a lot of history through enjoyable stories.
While I'm not one of the people who see ghosts in old photos and accredit night noises to phantoms, I enjoyed Texas Haunted Forts. An easy way to learn about Texas history, the book is fun to read. Beware, though. It may erode some of the skepticism.