Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke: The First Texas Cavalry in the Civil War
“The itensity of the hard fought Red River campaign comes alive in McGowen’s well-turned words. Based upon meticulous research in Confederate Army records, letters, diaries, published memoirs, and relevant secondary materials, Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke sheds valuable light on a long-neglected aspect of the Civil War in the West, and it will be a welcome addition to the shelves of scholars and other Civil War enthusiasts.”—Journal of Southern History
“Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke is a fascinating history of one of the Civil War’s most interesting and colorful regiments.”—Library Booknotes
“Readers will find McGowen’s book engrossing and thought-provoking, a stimulating study of large questions in microcosm.”—Southwestern Historical Quarterly
“McGowen’s style is clear . . . a fine book.”—The Civil War News
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