Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas in the Civil War

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Ralph A. Wooster (Editor)


From the bitter struggles over secession to the surrender at Appomattox, Texas and Texans were caught up in the enormous political, economic, and military struggles of the Civil War. In this collection of sixteen essays from the Southwestern Historical Quarterly and other leading scholarly journals, the authors take the readers through some of the most important aspects of the Civil War as experienced in the Lone Star State.


Essay Title. AuthorPage
Introduction Ralph A. Woostervii
Texas and the Riddle of Secession Walter A. Buenger1
'Embarrassing Situation': David E. Twiggs and the Surrender of United States Forces in Texas, 1861 Jeanne T. Heidler29
'Rarin' for a Fight': Texans in the Confederate Army Ralph A. and Robert Wooster47
Union Sentiment in Texas, 1861-1865 Claude Elliott81
Texans in the Union Army, 1861-1865 Frank Smyrl109
The Formation of Sibley's Brigade and the March to New Mexico Martin Hardwick Hall129
Texas Coastal Defense, 1861-1865 Alwyn Barr151
Dick Dowling and the Battle of Sabine Pass Andrew Forest Muir177
Cotton on the Border, 1861-1865 Ronnie Tyler211
Texas and the Confederate Army's Meat Problem Frank Vandiver235
Slaves and Rebels: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1861-1865 James Marten245
A Texas Cavalry Raid: Reaction to Black Soldiers and Contrabands Anne J. Bailey257
Conscription and Conflict on the Texas Frontier, 1863-1865 David P. Smith 275
Hamilton P. Bee in the Red River Campaign of 1864 Fredericka Meiners289
John S. 'Rip' Ford: Prudent Cavalryman, C.S.A. Stephen B. Oates313
Hood's Texas Brigade at Appomattox Harold B. Simpson337

Ralph A. Wooster was named Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus by Lamar University in 2006. He is the author or editor of eleven books, including Civil War Texas: A History and a Guide (TSHA, 1999), a fellow and past president of the Texas State Historical Association and the East Texas Historical Association, as well as the recipient of numerous teaching awards.