By Anne Bailey

Much of the Civil struggle west of the Mississippi used to be a conflict of looking forward to motion, of foraging already stripped land for a military that supposedly may well provision itself, and of ailment in camp, whereas attempting to carry out opposed to Union strain. there have been not one of the significant engagements that characterised the clash farther east. as a substitute, small devices of accomplice cavalry and infantry skirmished with Federal forces in Arkansas, Missouri, and Louisiana, attempting to carry the western Confederacy jointly. the various devices of Texans who joined this struggle had a moment objective—to retain the enemy out in their domestic kingdom by way of putting themselves “between the enemy and Texas.”

Historian Anne J. Bailey stories one Texas unit, Parsons's Cavalry Brigade, to teach how the conflict west of the Mississippi used to be fought. Historian Norman D. Brown calls this “the definitive learn of Parsons's Cavalry Brigade; the tale won't have to be advised again.” Exhaustively researched and written with literary grace, Between the Enemy and Texas is a “must” booklet for a person drawn to the function of fastened troops within the Trans-Mississippi Department.

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