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PECULIAR HONOR. A History of the 28th Texas Cavalry 1862-1865

Johansson, M. Jane.

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ISBN 10: 1557285047 / ISBN 13: 9781557285041
Published by U. Of Ark., Fayetteville, 1998
Condition: As New Soft cover
From The Wright Collection (Waxahachie, TX, U.S.A.)

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197 pp., photos, maps, index. The 28th Tx. Cavalry (Dismounted) was a unit of Walker's Texas Division and campaigned in Arkansas, Louisiana & Texas. They were part of the division known as "Walker's Greyhounds" because of their amazing mobility & marching stamina. (Only pub. in wrs.). Bookseller Inventory # 012197

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Title: PECULIAR HONOR. A History of the 28th Texas ...

Publisher: U. Of Ark., Fayetteville

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Stiff Dec. Wrs.

Book Condition:As New

Edition: 1st..

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This regimental history tells the story of the 28th Texas Cavalry (dismounted), a unit of Walker's Texas Division which campaigned throughout the Civil War in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. Part of the division known as "Walker's Greyhounds" because of their amazing mobility and stamina, the men of the 28th, helped preserve Texas from Federal invasion. 1997 Winner of the Ottis Lock Award for the Best Book on East Texas History

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The 28th Texas Calvary (dismounted), a unit of Walker's Texas Division, campaigned in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas in some of the fiercest yet least-studied battles of the Civil War. Part of the division known as "Walker's Greyhounds" because of their amazing mobility and marching stamina, the men of the 28th helped preserve Texas from Federal invasion.

Col. Horace Randal, a young professional soldier, raised the mounted regiment in 1862 from a number of counties in East Texas. Soon after arriving near Little Rock, Arkansas, the unit was dismounted by Confederate authorities and served as infantry until the end of the war. The 28th's finest service occurred during the Red River campaign in 1864 where their hard fighting at Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, and Jenkins' Ferry helped repulse a Union attack that threatened the Confederacy in the West.

Johansson skillfully employs sources such as compiled service records, diaries, letters, muster rolls, newspapers, state tax rolls, and census records to tell the story of the unit. Statistical analyses reveal the overwhelmingly Southern origins of the regiment, the large proportion of older and married men compared to other regiments (perhaps due to conscription law), and the general conformity of the enlistees' occupations and wealth to those of the region. By blending traditional narrative history with a quantitative approach, this book examines common soldiers in terms of their social, mental, and political worlds, creating an invaluable portrait of the men fighting in the Trans-Mississippi theater.

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