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The Land of Coyotes, Tarantulas, Fandangos, Horn-Toads, and Jack-Rabbits: Banks’s Texas Campaign, October 1863–August 1864

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Following his failed overland campaign, Banks attempted once more to achieve a foothold in Texas, thus defusing the threat of French intervention on the side of Confederacy, this time with an ... More


Texas Must Take Her Chances: Coastal Defense and the Battle of Galveston, April 1861–January 1863

Thomas W. Cutrer

in Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631561
eISBN:
9781469631585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Examines the growing Federal naval blockade of the Texas coast and the sporadic attempts of the Union navy to occupy various point along the Gulf. A dramatic Confederate counteroffensive resulted in ... More


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