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Fire in the cane field : the Federal invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861-January 1863 / Donald S. Frazier.

By: Frazier, Donald S. (Donald Shaw), 1965-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Buffalo Gap, TX : State House Press Book, c2009Description: xiii, 384 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781933337364; 1933337362; 9781893114562 (cloth : alk. paper); 1893114562 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations | Secession -- Louisiana | Secession -- Texas | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operationsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Fire in the cane field.DDC classification: 973.7/309763
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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<p> Donald S. Frazier is Professor of History at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. He is the award-winning author of three books on the Civil War, including Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest ; Cottonclads! The Battle of Galveston and the Defense of the Texas Coast ; and Fire in the Cane Field: The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861-January 1863 . His other work includes serving as co-author of Frontier Texas, Historic Abilene, The Texas You Expect, Abilene Landmarks, as well as general editor of The United States and Mexico at War .In addition to his teaching duties, Frazier has been very involved in a variety of heritage and cultural tourism projects, including consulting on the development of three museums, two research centers, a Mexican War battlefield, work on Civil War and frontier heritage trails in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana, and work on historical projects in Europe and Mexico. He is the writer and director for the video Our Home, Our Rights: Texas and Texans in the Civil War , a winner of the Mitchell Wilder Award for Excellence in Publications and Media Design from the Texas Association of Museums. Frazier has also been recognized for his work by the Texas Association for Convention and Visitors Bureaus, the Independent Publishers, the Texas Historical Foundation, the Civil War Round Table of Dallas, the Philosophical Society of Texas, Booklist , the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Fort Worth Civil War Round Table, the American Association for State and Local History, the Historical Society of New Mexico, and the Louisiana Historical Association.Frazier lives in Abilene, Texas, with his wife Susan and his daughters, Kay and Sarah.</p>

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