New York: Published for the Author by Lange, Little & Co., 1875. 314pp. Publisher's green cloth, spine gilt. Moderate edge wear, some rubbing to boards, corners worn. Light foxing. Very good. Item #WRCAM49928
An excellent history of Walker's Texas Division, the largest single unit of Texas troops in the Civil War. According to Coulter, the author, Joseph Blessington, was "more travel-minded than the usual writer of regimental histories." Raines describes the work as "one of the best war histories written, as to the Texas troops." "The Unit served primarily in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and was the backbone of the Confederate forces of the Trans-Mississippi West. Its major contributions were in opposition to Gen. N.P. Banks' invasion of Louisiana, especially at Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Jenkins' Ferry, and Milliken's Bend" - BASIC TEXAS BOOKS. "It constitutes a detailed narrative of this Confederate division in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, with rosters of regimental officers, etc." - Eberstadt. Scarce. HOWES B533, "aa." BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 17. COULTER, TRAVELS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES 41. RAINES, p.27. DECKER 22:445. EBERSTADT 165:696. NEVINS I:61. PARRISH, CIVIL WAR TEXANA 11.