There Is Enough Detail To Give The Reader A Clear Understanding Of The War In The Far West, Which Tends To Be A Forgotten Subject Civil War CourierDid You Know That Eleven Days Before Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Was Fired Upon, The Civil War Had Already Begun In Texas The Civil War In The West Has Not Been The Focus Of Much Attention, But It Was The Location Of Fierce Fighting And Stormy Conflicts Not Everyone Wanted To Secede From The Union, Although Between Sixty And Seventy Thousand Texans Volunteered To Take Up Arms Sam Houston, Governor Of The Territory In 1861, Opposed Secession And Was Forced Out After The Legislature Approved It Texas Troops Proceeded To Conquer The New Mexico Territory All Of The Present Day States Of New Mexico And Arizona For The Confederacy.The War Was All The Difficult In The West, Because They Had A Unique Problem Defending Themselves From Hostile Native Americans And Mexican Bandits While Also Fighting The Federal Forces Many Skirmishes Were Fought Against Those Enemies.This Exciting Volume Tells All About The War In Texas And New Mexico Territory The Intense Combat, The Brilliant Strategies, And The Heroic Soldiers Who Fought For Their Homeland. Good coverage of the western theatre and how the Confederacy hope to control the west Colorado and California but abandonedthe plan after defeats in New Mexico and Arizona Col Chivingtonand the Colorado regiment outmaneuvered Confederate Texas troopsat Glorietta Pass destroying their supplies and forcing a retreatthat resulted in disastrous lack of food and water and many deathstraveling through the infamous Jornado del muerto back to El Paso The Texans then made the 700 mile return to San A Good coverage of the western theatre and how the Confederacy hope to control the west Colorado and California but abandonedthe plan after defeats in New Mexico and Arizona Col Chivingtonand the Colorado reg
Most writings about the American Civil War center on the conflicts in the Eastern and Middle South Little has been done about Texas and the Rocky Mountain region Few are aware that Confederate forces from Texas t
A quick, fun, and informative read Mr Cottrell has a great voice, which brings humor and immediacy to some distant events, and the pen and ink drawings are a nice touch, especially the beautiful cartography This is a good resource for anyone who wants to knowabout the Southwest during the Civil War.
- 112 pages
- Civil War in Texas and New Mexico Territory
- Steve Cottrell
- 27 November 2017 Steve Cottrell