Frazier, Donald S. 1965-

Fire in the cane field : the Federal invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861-January 1863 / Donald S. Frazier. - Buffalo Gap, TX : State House Press Book, c2009. - xiii, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references ( p. [363]-371) and index.

Secession -- The Yankees are coming -- Behavior that would shame a Comanche -- Militia -- Total war -- Richard Taylor -- Plundering armies -- Bonnet Carré -- A Confederate army -- Sibley's Brigade -- Texas invaded -- Union offensive -- Georgia landing -- Beast Butler -- Nathaniel P. Banks -- Armies in the Gulf -- Cottonclads -- Galveston -- The turning tide -- What our friends may expect -- Two years after secession.

Beginning with the spasms of secession in the Pelican State, Donald Frazier weaves a stirring tale of bravado, reaction and war as he describes the consequences of disunion for the hapless citizens of Louisiana and Texas.

9781933337364 1933337362 9781893114562 (cloth : alk. paper) 1893114562 (cloth : alk. paper)

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014657808 Uk


Secession--Louisiana
Secession--Texas.


Louisiana--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865
Louisiana--History--Naval operations.--Civil War, 1861-1865
Texas--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865
Texas--History--Naval operations.--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Campaigns.--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Naval operations.--Civil War, 1861-1865

E470.7 / .F73 2009

973.7/309763