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Fire in the Cane Field : The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861 - January 1863
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Award-winning author Donald S. Frazier returns to the field of Civil War history with keen turn of phrase and enthralling story-telling with the release ofFire in the Cane Field: The Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863. Beginning with the spasms of secession in the Pelican State, Frazier weaves a stirring tale of bravado, reaction, and war as he describes the consequences of disunion for the hapless citizens of Louisiana. The army and navy campaigns he portrays weave a tale of the Federal Government’s determination to suppress the newborn Confederacy—and nearly succeeding—by putting ever-increasing pressure on its adherents from New Orleans to Galveston. The surprising triumph of Texas troops on their home soil in early 1863 proved to be a decisive reverse to Union ambitions and doomed the region to even bloodier destruction to come.This bracing work, ten years in the making, ushered in a chronological string of books on the Civil War in Louisiana and Texas, as Frazier presents fresh sources on new topics in a series of captivating narratives.
Number of Pages: 372
Sub-Genre: United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877), USA / State + Local / Southwest, USA / State + Local / South
Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
Author: Donald S. Frazier
Street Date: June 24, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-3264
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