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Why Texans fought in the Civil War

Charles D. Grear

Why Texans fought in the Civil War

by Charles D. Grear

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Published by Texas A&M University Press in College Station .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soldiers -- Texas -- Attitudes -- History -- 19th century,
  • Soldiers -- Texas -- Psychology -- History -- 19th century,
  • Texas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementCharles David Grear.
    SeriesSam Rayburn series on rural life -- no. 20, Sam Rayburn series on rural life -- no. 20.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE580 .G74 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23643637M
    ISBN 101603441727
    ISBN 109781603441728
    LC Control Number2009030317
    OCLC/WorldCa429227267

    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motivated Texans to fight for the Confederacy, Mining important primary sources - including thousands of letters and unpublished journals - he affords readers the opportunity to hear, often in the combatants' own words, why it was so important to them to. Wooster, Ralph A. 'Texas and texans in the Civil War.' (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, c), FHL book M2wra. Union Pension Records [edit | edit source] Civil War Pension Index Cards - An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name.

    The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from to , fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black : Ap – April 9, (3 years, days).   Power’s book covers the period from mid through the end of the war; in this thread and the previous one, Kevin has been discussing prevailing attitudes and backgrounds of the period of the start of the war, in — not of individual soldiers, but that were very much part of the environment that led to secession and the war.

    Battle not fought in Texas-Coast and in South Texas Union forces were trying to stop Texas from sending cotton and supplies through Mexico to other countries and rest of the confederacy. Mexico was helping Texas and the Confedercy by exporting cotton and providing war supplies.   The Civil War was a conflict between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America as well as their Native-American allies.. Other countries across the world chose to remain neutral in the war, although many of them granted the Confederacy belligerent status, according to the Office of the Historian on the United States Department of State website.


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Charles David Grear, author of Why Texans Fought in the Civil War, will be speaking to the Houston Civil War Round Table on Thursday, Febru Non-members are welcome to attend. The cash bar opens at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7, with the Dr.

Grear's presentation to follow. The motivation of soldiers in the Civil War is a subject that has long intrigued me. Most of the fighting men in that war were neither professional soldiers nor draftees—they were volunteers.

The dominant themes in their wartime letters were homesickness and a longing for peace. Some Texan military units fought in the Civil War east of the Mississippi River, but Texas was most useful for supplying soldiers and horses for Confederate forces.

Texas' supply role lasted until mid, after which time Union gunboats controlled the Mississippi River, making large transfers of men, horses or cattle l: Austin.

Bette Gay Hunter Ash, Mexican Texans in the Civil War (M.A. thesis, East Texas State University, ). Arnoldo De León, They Called Them Greasers: Anglo Attitudes Toward Mexicans in Texas, – (Austin: University of Texas Press, ).Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies (Washington: Department of the Navy, –).

John Denny Riley, Santos Benavides: His. Texas and Texans in the Civil War book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A well-researched study of Texas during the Civil War. Texans fought on both sides dug the American Civil War though most fought for the South in all theaters of conflict.4/5.

"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.

The Civil War: Why Did Texans Fight. Overview: On Februthe voters of Texas overwhelmingly approved a referendum calling for secession from the United States of America. Just two months later, the Civil War began and Texas was engaged in a bloody battle of lifestyles and beliefs that cost both the North and South dearly.

This Mini. He is the author of Why Texans Fought in the Civil War (Texas A&M University Press, ). Reviews "Texas, perhaps more than any other state in the Union, has a reputation for martial prowess and a history often punctuated with wars and rumors of war.

In a book written for Civil War scholars and amateurs, Charles David Grear tries to explain what motivated Texans to fight near and far in the Civil War. His answer boils down to location, location, location. According to Grear, "Where a Texan came from had a direct impact on why he fought in the Civil War and, more important, where he fought" (5).

ofmore t had joined the Confederate army. During the course of the war, nea Texans served in the military. The National Park Service estimates that by war's end more t Hispanics fought in the Civil War nationwide: some for the .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.Texans are still proud with the role of their state in this war.

Political situation in Texas before the civil War. Texas joined the United States of America inand the framework of its further development was defined for fifteen years.

However, the development and events of this period changed the view of Texans.