- Series: Civil War Series
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: The History Press (November 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1609498321
- ISBN-13: 978-1609498320
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,028,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Second Battle of Cabin Creek:: Brilliant Victory (Civil War Series) Paperback – November 13, 2012
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"First published in 2002 in a limited edition hardcover, Warren's Brilliant Victory: The Second Battle of Cabin Creek remains the only book length history of the successful 1864 Confederate raid in Indian Territory. With title and subtitle reversed, this is a newly released paperback edition of Warren's study. Hopefully, this reprint will grab the attention of a new audience, expanding awareness of both the Second Battle of Cabin Creek and the war in the Indian Territory in general."
-- Andrew Wagenhoffer, "Civil War Books and Authors" website
"Steven Warren's work should appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about one of the many fascinating but little-known actions in this still-neglected theater of the war. Warren's lively narrative makes for enjoyable reading, and his attention to detail and thorough research in primary sources are to be commended."
--Jeff Patrick is an interpretive specialist with the National Park Service at Wilson's Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Mo. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in American history from Purdue University. (Review written for The Civil War News)
About the Author
Steve Warren is a writer, producer, and historian. He earned his BA in Communications from University of Tulsa and went on to earn his MA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma. Warren was writer and executive producer on a documentary devoted to the Cabin Creek battle. Warren is a member of the Friends of Cabin Creek Battlefield.
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One entire chapter covers a mystery cannon supposedly seen by many but never actually recovered. The author makes a mystery out of several questionable eye witness accounts. Again, not what I expected
Lastly the book is in dire need of maps as my knowledge of Oklahoma geography is limited. So, removing all the extras, the reader is left with a lengthy article more appropriately found in one of the better Civil War magazines.
Of a positive note, the "book" provides a look into the little known events occurring in the Indian Territory during the war. So much could have been done to relate the immediate topic to the larger picture. However the author chooses to treat this campaign as a sideshow on the fringe of soon to be ending conflict. A lost opportunity.
Only one thing missing though...my 2nd Great Granfather's wasn't mentioned once.
Again, well done Mr. Warren.
Author Steven L Warren has written a fascinating history of this battle titled "The Second Battle of Cabin Creek" which was between Union Troops guarding and traveling on an important wagon train and the Confederate Soldiers under Generals Richard Gano and the famous Cherokee Confederate General Stand Waite (who was the last Confederate General to surrender after Appomattox).
On September 19, 1864 a major Union wagon train with $75 Million Dollars of supplies (today's financial estimate) was traveling through Indian Territory when it was captured by the troops under Generals Gano and Waite. Mr. Warren in a fascinating read describes the action and the intense violence between both troops where U.S. Colored Troops were given no mercy and there were few survivors. The Union Army foolishly thought that the Confederate Forces in the Indian Territory posed no serious threat, however, Cabin Creek disproved this in a thorough manner.
This is a great read about a little known, but an important battle in the "outer territory" of the Indian Territory, which did play a vital part in supplies from Arkansas to Texas. These supply lines were important to both Union and Confederate troops and logistics in the far western theater and many soldiers died to keep these supply lines open for their troops. Mr. Warren was a finalist in 2013 for the Oklahoma Book Awards for this great book, and after reading this, it is easy to see why. This is a great read that tells about little known Civil War history and is highly recommended to those who are interested in the lesser known battles of the Civil War, the far western theater of the Civil War, and Oklahoma history. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!