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  1. Joshism

    Industrial Development and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South: A Reevaluation

    Review of Industrial Development and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South: A Reevaluation by Michael Frawley (LSU Press, 2019): https://cwba.blogspot.com/2019/09/review-industrial-development-and.html Per the review, the author's thesis (which looks at Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama -...
  2. AUG

    The Sibley Brigade

    Charge of lancers in Co. B, 5th Texas Mounted Volunteers at the battle of Valverde. Painted by Don Troiani. Recruited by Brig. Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley in summer of 1861 for his planned campaign into the southwestern territories, three regiments of Texas mounted troops comprised the core of...
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    T. Miller button

    Hey guys. New member here. Hoping for better feed back than some of the other forums I visit. I have what I believe is a T. Miller button. However I can’t find any information on it. Any and all info would be appreciated.
  4. AUG

    Sharpshooter Battalion in Walker's Texas Division

    While skimming through Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray comp. by Miss Mamie Yeary, I ran across this account mentioning that a sharpshooter battalion was formed in Walker's Texas Division. I don't think I've ever heard of this before... checked both Lowe's and Blessington's histories of...
  5. Seguin Ranger

    Un-Dug Texas Star Rectangular Militia Belt Plate Cast In Fort Worth, Texas...

    Hello, Gents! I'm new to this forum, so I thought I'd post something to get your opinions about an item I found in a women's jewelry case at the Round Rock Antique Mall in 2002. I was excited then when I purchased it for very little $, but after 17 years in a lock box, I figure it's time to get...
  6. W

    What is this? Please help identify this cannonball?

    I was given this cannonball by a friend who found it on a ranch about 20 miles NW of Laredo, TX about 2 or 3 100 yards back from the Rio Grande. He described it as "sticking out of a rock." I am quite concerned that it is potentially very dangerous and have it soaking in a 5 gallon bucket of...
  7. Ragged Old First

    Lone Star Valor

    Ghttps://www.casematepublishers.com/subject-categories/military-history-by-century/lone-star-valor.html#.XJVsX1NOk0M Lone Star Valor Texans of the Blue & Gray at Gettysburg Joe Owen Soldiers from both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia settled in Texas after the Civil...
  8. AUG

    Brig. Gen. William Hugh Young

    I've already posted some info on Young in my 9th Texas Infantry thread, but thought he would also be a good addition to the Other Notable Bios forum. William Hugh Young was born in Boonville, Missouri, January 1, 1838. He and his parents moved to Red River County, Texas, in 1841 and later to...
  9. Luke Freet

    Felix Robertson: The Only Texas General

    Felix Robertson may be one of the lesser known generals of the war, and those who do know him mostly revile him for his actions at Saltville. He was born in Texas on March 9th, 1840, the son of then U.S. Army officer Jerome Robertson, who'd go on to command the Texas Brigade at Gettysburg...
  10. AUG

    3rd Texas Infantry

    Flag of the 3rd Texas Infantry. According to two articles in the Houston Tri-Weekly Telegraph, two flags were presented to the regiment on Sept. 2, 1863, one a "regimental" flag and the other a "battle" flag. This one is probably the latter. Commissioned by citizens of Brownsville, Texas, in...
  11. AUG

    Major Thomas J. Goree, Longstreet's Aide

    (Photo from the Newton Gresham Library, SHSU) Thomas Jewett "T.J." Goree was born in Marion, Perry County, Alabama on November 14, 1835 to Dr. Langston James and Sarah Williams (Kittrell) Goree. The eldest of five brothers and a sister, he was educated at Howard Colledge in Marion. In 1850...
  12. AUG

    The Valverde Battery

    Ambush at Bayou Teche by Mark Lemon. Possibly based on the capture of the USS Diana, in which the Valverde Battery played an instrumental role. The Valverde Battery was one of the most legendary Texas artillery units of the war. What made it so unique was the unusual circumstances of its...
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    Question of Southern/Confederate Secession and Civil War in the early to mid 1850s vs 1860s

    I just finished reading the book Texas, New Mexico, and the Compromise of 1850 which covers the Texas-New Mexico boundary dispute and the legislative debates of 1849-1850 only one of numerous books covering this topic (America's Great Debate, On the Brink of Civil War, and Prologue to Conflict)...
  14. AUG

    The Story of a Blanket

    A Mexican blanket, or sarape, like the one described. This is just an example, not from the Civil War. From A Texan in Search of a Fight by Pvt. John C. West, Co. E, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. THE STORY OF A BLANKET. When I left Waco [Texas], April, 1863, to join the army of...
  15. Belle Montgomery

    King Ranch was a Way Station on the Cotton Road to Help Supply the Confederacy Helped by Sally Skull

    I've had horses from the King Ranch and found this article very interesting. Ford also has a King Ranch F150 to salivate for. I also love the bit about the notorious Sally Skull: (This column first ran in the Caller-Times on March 26, 2010.) When Union warships bottled up Southern ports...
  16. AUG

    The Battle Flag of the 4th Texas Infantry

    Having presented the 1st Texas Infantry with the famous "Wigfall flag" in summer of 1861, then Brig. Gen. and former Texas senator Louis T. Wigfall's family set out to provide both the 4th and 5th Texas Infantry of the Texas Brigade with battle flags as well. Sewn by his wife Charlotte, the two...
  17. Belle Montgomery

    Mrs. Emma Falconer Recalls Southern Life Before and After the Civil War

    U.S. Work Projects Administration, Federal Writers' Project Folklore Project, Life Histories, 1936-39 Interview with Mrs. Emma Falconer by Effie Cowan "I was born in Green County, Mississippi, in the year 1850. My parents were Theodore and Mary Shaw. My mother died when I was ten years old...
  18. AUG

    Battle Flag of the 6th & 15th Texas (consolidated)

    Fort Worth Daily Gazette, Nov. 23, 1885. That was the Hardee pattern flag of the 6th Texas Infantry & 15th Texas Cavalry (consolidated) in Granbury's Texas Brigade, Pat Cleburne's Division. This flag was issued to the regiment around late summer or fall of 1864 after a previous Hardee flag they...
  19. AUG

    Two Texas Brothers at Antietam

    Brothers, William H. and Robert H. Gaston, Co. H, 1st Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade. (Photos published in Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Texas in the Civil War, attributed to the Dallas Historical Society.) Both William and Robert were born in Prairie Bluff, Wilcox...
  20. AUG

    The Langley brothers of the 1st Texas Infantry

    Brothers, William L. & Thomas H. Langley In spring of 1861 the Langley brothers joined the Marshall Guards in Harrison County, Texas, later organized as Company E of the 1st Texas Infantry after the regiment was formed in Richmond that summer. A college student before the war, Thomas enlisted...
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