Blood Treasure

Blood and Treasure tells the fascinating story of the Confederacy's ambitious plan to conquer the Southwestern territories of New Mexico and Arizona.

Blood   Treasure

Blood Treasure

Blood and Treasure tells the fascinating story of the Confederacy's ambitious plan to conquer the Southwestern territories of New Mexico and Arizona. Led by Lieutenant Colonel, and later Arizona governor, John R. Baylor and General H. H. Sibley, Texan soldiers trekked from San Antonio to Fort Bliss in El Paso, then northward up the Rio Grande, to Santa Fe. Fighting both Apaches and Federal troops, the half-trained, undisciplined army met success at the Battle of Val Verde and defeat at the Battle of Apache Canyon. Finally, the Texans won the Battle of Glorieta Pass, only to lose their supply train - and eventually the campaign. Pursued and demoralized, the Confederates abandoned their dream of empire and began a dispirited journey back to El Paso and San Antonio. Using narratives of veterans of the campaign and official Confederate and Union documents, the author explains how this seemingly far-fetched fantasy of building a Confederate empire was an essential part of the Confederate strategy. Military historians will be challenged to modify traditional views of Confederate imperial ambitions. Generalists will be drawn into the fascinating saga of the soldiers' fears, despair, and struggles to survive.

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Blood & Treasure
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Donald Shaw Frazier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

Blood and Treasure tells the fascinating story of the Confederacy's ambitious plan to conquer the Southwestern territories of New Mexico and Arizona. Led by Lieutenant Colonel, and later Arizona governor, John R. Baylor and General H. H. Sibley, Texan soldiers trekked from San Antonio to Fort Bliss in El Paso,
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Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-20 - Publisher: St. Martin's Press

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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Philip Ball
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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Language: en
Pages: 380
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Categories: Fur traders
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Edward Butts
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: Formac Publishing Company

This great collection of stories strange but true is for every reader who loves history -- and mystery. Edward Butts weaves true tales -- the wreck of the Francis and the weird connection to Edward, Duke of Kent; the sea voyage of Charles Coghlan's coffin; Captain Jack Randell the rum-runner;

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