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Gone From Texas and Trading With the Enemy: New Perspectives on the Civil War West Texas

Gone From Texas and Trading With the Enemy: New Perspectives on the Civil War West Texas John Chisum, left, and M. C. Smith on the right. Chisum, a Confederate beef contractor, started selling cattle to the Union Army at Fort Sumner in 1864. Smith worked for Chisum during 1863 and 1864. Chisum picture from James Cox, Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory (St. Louis: Woodman & Tierman Printing Co., 1895). Smith picture from: Sidney W. Smith, From the Cow Camp to the Pulpit: Being Twenty-Five Years Experience of a Texas Evangelist (Cincinnati: The Christian Leader Corporation, 1927). Gone from Texas and Trading with the Enemy: New Perspectives on Civil War West Texas Glen Sample Ely* n the spring of 1864, Texas Adjutant General Col. D. B. Culberson I sent his subordinate, Capt. W. W. Reynolds, to assess conditions at Texas Ranger camps along the state’s western defensive perimeter. Reyn- olds encountered widespread disobedience and desertion up and down the line. Arriving at Camp Colorado in Coleman County, he learned of the disappearance of two lieutenants and thirteen other men from Cap- tain Lloyd’s company, along with Captain Whiteside’s entire company, excluding Whiteside and one other man. Ranger patrols from Camp Colorado also discovered that several http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southwestern Historical Quarterly Texas State Historical Association

Gone From Texas and Trading With the Enemy: New Perspectives on the Civil War West Texas

Southwestern Historical Quarterly , Volume 110 (4) – Jun 11, 2007

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Texas State Historical Association
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Copyright © 2007 The Texas State Historical Association.
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1558-9560

Abstract

John Chisum, left, and M. C. Smith on the right. Chisum, a Confederate beef contractor, started selling cattle to the Union Army at Fort Sumner in 1864. Smith worked for Chisum during 1863 and 1864. Chisum picture from James Cox, Historical and Biographical Record of the Cattle Industry and the Cattlemen of Texas and Adjacent Territory (St. Louis: Woodman & Tierman Printing Co., 1895). Smith picture from: Sidney W. Smith, From the Cow Camp to the Pulpit: Being Twenty-Five Years Experience of a Texas Evangelist (Cincinnati: The Christian Leader Corporation, 1927). Gone from Texas and Trading with the Enemy: New Perspectives on Civil War West Texas Glen Sample Ely* n the spring of 1864, Texas Adjutant General Col. D. B. Culberson I sent his subordinate, Capt. W. W. Reynolds, to assess conditions at Texas Ranger camps along the state’s western defensive perimeter. Reyn- olds encountered widespread disobedience and desertion up and down the line. Arriving at Camp Colorado in Coleman County, he learned of the disappearance of two lieutenants and thirteen other men from Cap- tain Lloyd’s company, along with Captain Whiteside’s entire company, excluding Whiteside and one other man. Ranger patrols from Camp Colorado also discovered that several

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Published: Jun 11, 2007

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