Battle Flags of Texans in the Confederacy

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ISBN: 0890159831
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 114
Author: Alan K. Sumrall

Download and read online Battle Flags of Texans in the Confederacy in PDF and EPUB The wide diversity of battle flag designs used by Texans in the Confederacy defies any conventional means of organization. Therefore, the flags are shown in loose chronological format, with considerable and unavoidable overlaps. The organization of the book is intended to give the reader an idea not only of the general evolution of Confederate flag design and usgae but also to illustrate the true decentralization of teh Confederate military.

Walker s Texas Division C S A

Filename: walker-s-texas-division-c-s-a.pdf
ISBN: 9780807131534
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Number of pages: 339
Author: Richard Lowe
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online Walker s Texas Division C S A in PDF and EPUB "Walker's Texas Division, the only one on either side to consist during its entire existence of regiments from a single state, was the largest single body of Texans to fight in the Civil War. The regiments of the division were raised in the winter and spring of 1862, but the Texans' first engagement with Federal forces came more than a year later, during the Vicksburg compaign. The division's most important contribution to the Confederate war effort was its leading role in the struggle to turn back the Federal Red River campaign in the spring of 1864. The Greyhounds measured up to their reputation that spring, marching nine hundred miles in two months, fighting hard in three important battles, and losing nearly 40 percent of their number in killed, wounded, and missing in only three weeks. The Confederate victory in the Red River valley not only ended further Federal attempts to penetrate Texas, it also prevented Union divisions from joining Gen. William T. Sherman's critical Atlanta campaign and freed up Confederate troops to join the fight against Sherman in north Georgia, prolonging the war perhaps another six months."--Preface.

A Texas Cavalry Officer s Civil War

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ISBN: 0807130656
Release Date: 2005-04-01
Number of pages: 408
Author: Richard G. Lowe
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online A Texas Cavalry Officer s Civil War in PDF and EPUB "College-educated and unusually articulate," James Campbell Bates kept a detailed diary and wrote dozens of long letters to his family, using special codes, sharing "chilling accounts of combat; a running narrative of life in camp and on campaign; commentary on the mood of the military, army politics, and attitudes toward draft dodgers, the enemy, and blacks; reactions to the latest political and diplomatic news; and more."--Jacket.

Warman s Civil War Collectibles Identification and Price Guide

Filename: warman-s-civil-war-collectibles-identification-and-price-guide.pdf
ISBN: 9781440214776
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Number of pages: 400
Author: Russell E. Lewis
Publisher: Krause Publications

Download and read online Warman s Civil War Collectibles Identification and Price Guide in PDF and EPUB Civil War aritfacts are some of the hottest collectibles on the market. Whether they were preserved by their original owners and passed down though their descendants, or were recovered much later from the battlefield, interest in their historical importance has driven prices to new heights. Warman's Civil War Collectibles brings collectors a broader array of these items than any other book on the market. Inside, you'll find 1,500 stunning color photo, with descriptions and prices to help you accurately identify and value your Civil War collectibles. 1,500 color photos for instant identification Current values U.S., Confederate, and import items Weapons, uniforms, insignia, accoutrements, flags, photographs, medical items, ephemera, and more Includes valuable reproduction alerts and collecting advice

Texas flags

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ISBN: 160344369X
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Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

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The Flags of Civil War Alabama

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ISBN: 1455604313
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Publisher: Pelican Publishing

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Texans at Antietam

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Release Date: 2017-09-16
Number of pages: 272
Author: Philip McBride
Publisher: Fonthill Media

Download and read online Texans at Antietam in PDF and EPUB The Texans from Hood's Texas Brigade and other regiments who fought at Antietam on 16-17 September 1862 described their experiences of the battle in personal diaries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches. Their reminiscences provide a fascinating and harrowing account of the battle as they fought the Army of the Potomac. This book collates their writings alongside speeches that were given in the decades after the battle, during the annual reunions of Hood's Brigade Association and the dedication of the Hood's Brigade Monument at the state capital in Austin, Texas. These accounts describe their actions at the East Woods, Dunker's Church and Miller's Cornfield, and other areas during the battle. For the first time ever, their experiences are compiled in Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, 16-17 September 1862.

The Bloody Fifth The 5th Texas Infantry Hood s Texas Brigade Army of Northern Virginia Volume 1

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ISBN: 9781611212051
Release Date: 2016-07-19
Number of pages: 336
Author: John Schmutz
Publisher: Savas Beatie

Download and read online The Bloody Fifth The 5th Texas Infantry Hood s Texas Brigade Army of Northern Virginia Volume 1 in PDF and EPUB The 5th Texas Infantry—“The Bloody Fifth”—was one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Much like the army in which it served, the 5th Texas established a stellar combat record. The regiment took part in 38 engagements, including nearly every significant battle in the Eastern Theater, as well as the Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville campaigns in the Western Theater. John F. Schmutz’s “The Bloody Fifth”: The 5th Texas Infantry, Hood’s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia is the first full-length study to document this fabled regimental command. “The Bloody Fifth” presents the regiment’s rich history from the secession of the Lone Star State and the organization of ten independent east and central Texas companies, through four years of arduous marching and fighting. The 5th Texas’s battlefield exploits are legendary, from its inaugural fighting on the Virginia peninsula in early 1862 through Appomattox. At Gettysburg, the Texans suffered horrendous losses repeatedly assaulting Little Round Top’s rocky slopes, and in the Wilderness on May 6, 1864, helped save the collapsing Confederate line while “the eyes of General Lee were upon them.” But it was at Second Manassas where the regiment earned its enduring nickname by attacking and crushing the 5th New York Zouaves. Flushed with victory, the Texans pushed through the disintegrating Federal lines and outdistanced the remainder of the Brigade—as well as the rest of the Confederate army. In his official report on the battle, Gen. John Bell Hood, boasted that the 5th Texas had “slipped the bridle.” Its exploits that day earned the regiment its undying sobriquet “The Bloody Fifth.” Schmutz’s monumental regimental history, which also details the personal lives of these Texas soldiers as they struggled to survive the war some 2,000 miles from home, is based upon years of archival research that has uncovered hundreds of primary sources. Complete with photos and original maps, “The Bloody Fifth”: The 5th Texas Infantry, Hood’s Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia is a significant contribution to the growing literature of the Civil War.

Flags of Texas

Filename: flags-of-texas.pdf
ISBN: 1455604380
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 96
Author: Charles E. Gilbert, Jr.
Publisher: Pelican Publishing

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Women in Civil War Texas

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ISBN: 9781574416510
Release Date: 2016-10-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: Deborah M. Liles
Publisher: University of North Texas Press

Download and read online Women in Civil War Texas in PDF and EPUB Women in Civil War Texas is the first book dedicated to the unique experiences of Texas women during the Civil War. It fills the literary void in Texas women’s history during this time, connects Texas women’s lives to southern women’s history, and shares the diversity of experiences of women in Texas during the Civil War. An introductory essay situates the anthology within both Civil War and Texas women’s history. Contributors explore Texas women and their vocal support for secession and in support of a war, coping with their husbands’ wartime absences, the importance of letter-writing as a means of connecting families, and how pro-Union sentiment caused serious difficulties for women. They also analyze the effects of ethnicity, focusing on African American, German, and Tejana women’s experiences. Finally, two essays examine the problem of refugee women in east Texas and the dangers facing western frontier women. These essays develop the historical understanding of what it meant to be a Texas woman during the Civil War and also contribute to a deeper understanding of the complexity of the war and its effects.

The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader

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ISBN: 1604737883
Release Date: 2011-01-05
Number of pages: 424
Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online The Confederate and Neo Confederate Reader in PDF and EPUB Most Americans hold basic misconceptions about the Confederacy, the Civil War, and the actions of subsequent neo-Confederates. For example, two thirds of Americans—including most history teachers—think the Confederate States seceded for “states’ rights.” This error persists because most have never read the key documents about the Confederacy. These documents have always been there. When South Carolina seceded, it published “Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union.” The document actually opposes states’ rights. Its authors argue that Northern states were ignoring the rights of slave owners as identified by Congress and in the Constitution. Similarly, Mississippi’s “Declaration of the Immediate Causes …” says, “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery—the greatest material interest of the world.” Later documents in this collection show how neo-Confederates obfuscated this truth, starting around 1890. The evidence also points to the centrality of race in neo-Confederate thought even today and to the continuing importance of neo-Confederate ideas in American political life. The 150th anniversary of secession and civil war provides a moment for all Americans to read these documents, properly set in context by award-winning sociologist and historian James W. Loewen and co-editor, Edward H. Sebesta, to put in perspective the mythology of the Old South.

Only a Private

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ISBN: 9781931823081
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 139
Author: William James Oliphant
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.

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Last Chance for Victory

Filename: last-chance-for-victory.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110418907
Release Date: 2001-01
Number of pages: 624
Author: Scotty Bowden
Publisher: Savas Publishing Company

Download and read online Last Chance for Victory in PDF and EPUB A groundbreaking and controversial reappraisal of the most written-about battle in American history

The Confederate Reader

Filename: the-confederate-reader.pdf
ISBN: 9780486121291
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Number of pages: 416
Author: Richard B. Harwell
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Confederate Reader in PDF and EPUB Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.