Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man

J. Bartlett
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J. Bartlett
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Dec 31, 1852
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Annotation "In Spartan Band (which comes from the eulogistic poem the regiment's first chaplain wrote for the late Capt. William Blewitt), author Thomas Reid traces the Civil War history of the 13th Texas Cavalry, a unit drawn from eleven counties in East Texas. Two Texas Senators, John H. Burnett and Anderson F. Crawford, organized "Burnett's Texas Mounted Volunteers" in the spring of 1862. After crossing the Red River into Arkansas, however, the cavalry unit was ordered to dismount. The 13th served as infantry until the end of the war, but unlike most Texan Confederate units, they served in a division drawn entirely from their native state." "The regiment gradually evolved into a tough, well-trained unit during action at Lake Providence, Fort De Russy, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Jenkin's Ferry, as part of Maj. Gen. John G. Walker's Texas division in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The 13th Texas disbanded at Hempstead, Texas, in late May 1865." "Reid analyzes the regiment's makeup and includes detailed information on battle casualty figures, equipment issued to each company, slave ownership, wealth of officers, deaths due to disease, and the effects of conscription on the regiment's composition." "This is the first contemporary history of the 13th Texas Cavalry and its role in defeating Union attacks aimed at Texas. Their story has been overshadowed by events in the eastern theater but now receives the attention it deserves."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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