Texas Rifles

Recently voted All-Time Best Western Author by the Western Writers of America, Elmer Kelton is a six-time winner of the Spur Award and a four-time winner of The Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Here, Kelton again brings to life the wild, lonesome country of post-Civil War Texas. Reprint.

The new Confederacy, facing into the Union cannon, had too much on its hands to send troops to the Texas frontier to hold back the Indians. Instead, it authorised the state of Texas to raise its own troops. Many kinds of men drifted into the Texas Mounted Rifles. Some thought it might be safer than fighting in far off Virginia. Many were merely young men thirsty for adventure. Some were settlers, who saw this as the best way to protect their families and homes against the murderous thrusts of the Comanche. And some were men who still loved the Union, who had lived too long under that gallant flag to turn their guns against it now. Such a man was Scout Sam Houston Cloud.

Review:

Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure. - El Paso Herald-Post
Author:
Elmer Kelton
Format:
Mass market paperback

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Recently voted All-Time Best Western Author by the Western Writers of America, Elmer Kelton is a six-time winner of the Spur Award and a four-time winner of The Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Here, Kelton again brings to life the wild, lonesome country of post-Civil War Texas. Reprint.

The new Confederacy, facing into the Union cannon, had too much on its hands to send troops to the Texas frontier to hold back the Indians. Instead, it authorised the state of Texas to raise its own troops. Many kinds of men drifted into the Texas Mounted Rifles. Some thought it might be safer than fighting in far off Virginia. Many were merely young men thirsty for adventure. Some were settlers, who saw this as the best way to protect their families and homes against the murderous thrusts of the Comanche. And some were men who still loved the Union, who had lived too long under that gallant flag to turn their guns against it now. Such a man was Scout Sam Houston Cloud.

Review:

Elmer Kelton is a Texas treasure. - El Paso Herald-Post

Product details

Author:
Elmer Kelton
Publisher:
Forge
ISBN:
9780812551211
Pages:
224
Width (mm):
109
Length (mm):
170
Weight (g):
104

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