Texas, the Dark Corner of the Confederacy: Contemporary Accounts of the Lone Star State in the Civil War (Third Edition)

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Mai 1994



In the summer of 1863 Kate Stone, a twenty-two-year-old refugee from Louisiana, wrote that in Texas she had certainly found "a dark corner of the Confederacy." Excerpts from her diary are among the forty documents dating from the eve of the Civil War to the collapse of the Confederacy, by civilians as well as soldiers in all parts of the state, that make up this lively and informative collection.


B. P. Gallaway, a professor of history at Abilene Christian University, has provided a new introduction for this third edition of his classic work. His other publications include "The Ragged Rebel: A Common Soldier in W. H. Parsons' Texas Cavalry, 1861-1865." This Bison Books edition adds a definitive essay by Alwyn Barr entitled "An Essay on Texas Civil War Historiography."


"Gallaway has assembled eye-witness accounts of various phases, both military and civilian, of the great conflict... [He] has not neglected such important and well-known Texas Confederate incidents as the Twiggs giveaway of the Federal forts in February 1861, Dick Dowling's great victory at Sabine Pass in September 1863, and the battle of Galveston... Along with these famous Civil War events in the Lone Star state the editor has judiciously woven in accounts of the organization of Texas military units, blockade running and the mass hanging of Unionists at Gainesville... An outstanding compilation."oCivil War History "A splendid introduction to the period."oSouthwestern Historical Quarterly
EAN: 9780803270367
ISBN: 0803270364
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1994
Seitenanzahl: 286 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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