Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke

The First Texas Cavalry in the Civil War

978-1-62349-597-8 Paperback
6.12 x 9.25 x 0 in
248 pp. 25 b&w photos., 6 line drawings., 9 maps.
Pub Date: 11/23/2017


  • Paperback $24.95
1999 A List Award, appeared in the A-list, Best Bookworm, and Bookman
“The itensity of the hard fought Red River campaign comes alive in McGowen’s well-turned words. Based upon meticulous research in Confederate Army records, letters, diaries, published memoirs, and relevant secondary materials, Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke sheds valuable light on a long-neglected aspect of the Civil War in the West, and it will be a welcome addition to the shelves of scholars and other Civil War enthusiasts.”—Journal of Southern History

“Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke is a fascinating history of one of the Civil War’s most interesting and colorful regiments.”—Library Booknotes

“Readers will find McGowen’s book engrossing and thought-provoking, a stimulating study of large questions in microcosm.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly

“McGowen’s style is clear . . . a fine book.”—The Civil War News

Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series

Published by Texas A&M University Press