Why Texans fought in the Civil War / Charles David Grear.
By: Grear, Charles D.Material type: BookSeries: Sam Rayburn series on rural life: no. 20.Publisher: College Station : Texas A and M University Press, Copyright date: ©2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781603441728 (cloth : alk. paper); 1603441727 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers -- Texas -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century | Soldiers -- Texas -- Psychology -- History -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 976.4/05
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-230) and index.
Into the fray : why Texans fought in the Civil War -- Defense of the Lone Star State : why Texans fought in the Trans-Mississippi -- Defense of their former homes : why Texans fought east of the Mississippi River -- Demoralization and desertion : why Texans returned to the Lone Star State during the war -- Fighting in a new land : why foreign immigrants and minorities in Texas fought.
"In why Texans fought in the Civil War, Charles David Grear provides insights into what motivated Texans to fight for the Confederacy. Mining important primary sources -- including thousands of letters and unpublished journals -- he affords readers the opportunity to hear, often in the combatants' own words, why it was so important to them to engage in tumultuous struggles occurring so far from home. As Grear notes, in the decade prior to the Civil War the population of Texas had tripled. The state was increasingly populated by immigrants from all parts of the South and foreign countries. When the war began, it was not just Texas that many of these soldiers enlisted to protect, but also their native states, where they had family ties"--Jacket.