Frontier Defense in the Civil War

Texas' Rangers and Rebels

978-0-89096-594-8 Paperback
6 x 9 x 0 in
256 pp. 6 maps.
Pub Date: 01/01/1994


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1993 American Association for State and Local History

Texans faced two foes as the Civil War began in 1861: the Union armed forces and the Plains Indians. In this breakthrough volume, David Paul Smith demonstrates that through the efforts of the Home Guard and the Texas Rangers, the Texas frontier held its own during the eventful war years, in spite of a number of factors that could easily have overwhelmed it.

Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University

Published by Texas A&M University Press