Frontier Horsemen of the Confederacy: Major’s Texas Cavalry Brigade by James T. Matthews (review)

Frontier Horsemen of the Confederacy: Major’s Texas Cavalry Brigade by James T. Matthews (review) Book Reviews long winter encampment punctuated with such light-hearted events as the "Great Snowball Battle," as well as the ultimately failed siege of Suffolk by Longstreet in April of 1863. By faithfully maintaining focus on the experiences of the 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, while still effectively chronicling the movements of its sister units in Hood's Texas Brigade, John Schmutz has produced a superb work of scholarship. The adroit use of common soldiers' writings makes the content relatable and easy to digest, and his decision to structure the narrative by campaign allows him to cover far more subject matter effectively in a substantially shorter length of time than otherwise. This is a must-read for any Civil War historian, and this reviewer eagerly awaits the second volume. Fort Worth, Texas Charles Marks Frontier Horsemen of the Confederacy: Major's Texas Cavalry Brigade. By James T. Matthews. (Hillsboro, Tex.: Hill College Press, 2015. Pp.173. Maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.) Too often in the scholarship of the American Civil War, the Trans-Mississippi Theater is overshadowed by the titanic battles in the Eastern and Western Theaters. Even less attention is given to the men who fought west of the Mississippi River. This gap in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Frontier Horsemen of the Confederacy: Major’s Texas Cavalry Brigade by James T. Matthews (review)

Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 120 (4) – Mar 22, 2017

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Book Reviews long winter encampment punctuated with such light-hearted events as the "Great Snowball Battle," as well as the ultimately failed siege of Suffolk by Longstreet in April of 1863. By faithfully maintaining focus on the experiences of the 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, while still effectively chronicling the movements of its sister units in Hood's Texas Brigade, John Schmutz has produced a superb work of scholarship. The adroit use of common soldiers' writings makes the content relatable and easy to digest, and his decision to structure the narrative by campaign allows him to cover far more subject matter effectively in a substantially shorter length of time than otherwise. This is a must-read for any Civil War historian, and this reviewer eagerly awaits the second volume. Fort Worth, Texas Charles Marks Frontier Horsemen of the Confederacy: Major's Texas Cavalry Brigade. By James T. Matthews. (Hillsboro, Tex.: Hill College Press, 2015. Pp.173. Maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index.) Too often in the scholarship of the American Civil War, the Trans-Mississippi Theater is overshadowed by the titanic battles in the Eastern and Western Theaters. Even less attention is given to the men who fought west of the Mississippi River. This gap in

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