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Vaqueros in blue & gray / by Jerry D. Thompson ; foreword by Félix D. Almaráz ; illustrations by Leo Garza, Jr.

By: Thompson, Jerry D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Austin, Tex. : State House Press, c2000Edition: New ed.Description: xvi, 244 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1880510715 (alk. paper); 9781880510711 (alk. paper); 1880510723 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9781880510728 (pbk. : alk. paper).Other title: Vaqueros in blue and gray.Subject(s): United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Mexican American | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Mexican American | Mexican American soldiers -- Texas -- History -- 19th century | Mexican American soldiers -- Texas -- Genealogy | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Registers | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- RegistersAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Vaqueros in blue & gray.DDC classification: 973.7/0896892073
Contents:
The Rio Grande Frontier Tejanos for the Confederacy War Along the River Vidal Union Tejanos The Rio Grande Expedition Confederates Federals
Summary: As many as 9,500 men of Hispanic heritage fought in the United States' Civil War. In Texas, the bitter conflict deeply divided the Tejanos -- Texans of Mexican heritage. An estimated 2,500 fought in the ranks of the Confederacy while 950, including some Mexican nationals, fought for the Stars and Stripes. This is the story of these Tejanos who participated in the Civil War.
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Maps on lining papers.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) and index.

II. The Rio Grande Frontier 15 -- III. Tejanos for the Confederacy 25 -- IV. War Along the River 41 -- V. Vidal 71 -- VI. Union Tejanos 81 -- VII. The Rio Grande Expedition 97 -- Appendix A Confederates 127 -- Appendix B Federals 193.

As many as 9,500 men of Hispanic heritage fought in the United States' Civil War. In Texas, the bitter conflict deeply divided the Tejanos -- Texans of Mexican heritage. An estimated 2,500 fought in the ranks of the Confederacy while 950, including some Mexican nationals, fought for the Stars and Stripes. This is the story of these Tejanos who participated in the Civil War.

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JERRY THOMPSON, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Texas A&M International University at Laredo, is among the foremost and most prolific historians of the Texas-Mexico border. He has been the recipient of many teacher awards, is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, member of the Texas Philosophical Society, and on the editorial advisory board of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly . Thompson is the author of numerous monographs and books, the most recent being A Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border , and Fifty Miles and a Fight: Major Samuel Peter Heintzelman's Journal of Texas and the Cortina War .

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