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When the Texans Came: Missing Records from the Civil War in the Southwest, 1861-1862 Hardcover – October 12, 2001


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (October 12, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826322905
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826322906
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,870,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thoroughly indexed, the book is a good place to find references to important but hard to locate men . . . Wilson conveniently organized his book by area and topical chapters . . . an essential source work for students of its subject.

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Newly-available records from the Civil War in the Southwest, drawn from both Union and Confederate sources, give a much-improved understanding of that period through the words of those who shaped and participated in events at that time.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Coffey on December 9, 2010
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I ran across this book while searching for things on Texas to add to my collection of American Civil War books about the fighting in the Southwest. It did not come up on all the searches right away - but I am glad I found it.

This book is a tight knit collection of the "Official Records" and then some from the ACW that relate directly to the Sibley Campaign into the New Mexico Territory. In many ways it is more of a referance book for the campaign, than a stand alone book. However, it is a very valueable referance book for historians, historical reenactors, and historical wargamers who are researching the period.

You get a good mixture of other things as well, from personal letters, newspaper articles, and even the casualty counts from the battles fought in the New Mexico Territory. There are still a number of items ommited, but they have been carefully screened so as not to distract from the focus of this collection. Also all of these materials are specific to the 1861-1862 period, and do not cover the remainder of the ACW - where the Confederate Manifest Destiny was nothing more than dust in the wind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Clear Fork Country Native on September 8, 2013
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This presented many records that have not been readily available. It is written in an interesting style. It would be a valuable edition to add to local libraries.
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The Civil War in the Southwest is not nearly documented enough as compared to the Eastern Theatre of the Civil War and even the Western and Trans-Mississippi Theatres. The Southwest theatre of the Civil War in Texas, New Mexico Territory, Colorado, and Arizona is not well known historically especially during the beginning months and years from 1861 to 1862. When the Texans Came" by John P. Wilson helps fill in the gaps of documentation and history of that time in Texas and the surrounding states and territories during this hectic time in U.S. and Civil War history. Through years of researching historical records from Texas to Arizona and the rest of the western states, Mr. Wilson has alot of documentation from both Union and Confederate leaders and their records of defending the Union or joining the secession.The documentation of the activities of such leaders as Kit Carson, William Brady, Sam Houston, and others demonstrate how chaotic the time was in Texas when both Union and former Union soldiers and government officials took up arms "to defend the cause" of both the United States and Confederate States of America.
In this excellent historical read the author has 282 letters, song lyrics, casualty lists, intelligence dispatches, transcripts of witness testimony, newspaper reports, and officila reporrts of battles that many are published for the first time outside the official reports in Washington D.C. and Richmond. The author has written the historical accounting based on the records and shows that the Union was ill-prepared inside Texas when the government joined with Richmond. Many U.S. officers and officials scrambled to either leave the state or recruit loyal troops to the Union and fight at a later time.
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By F. Coombs on July 27, 2014
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A great reference book on Texas history.
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