Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke: The First Texas Cavalry in the Civil War

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Texas A&M University Press, Nov 23, 2017 - History - 248 pages
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“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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About the author (2017)

STANLEY S. MCGOWEN received his PhD in history from Texas Christian University. He has written more than twenty articles and papers on various topics on military history.

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