This thrilling book takes the reader to the desolate borderlands of Texas and New Mexico during the 1860s and 1870s and offers an in-depth analysis of Union-Confederate skullduggery amid the infamous Comanche-Comanchero trade in stolen Texas livestock.
Listen to the book’s co-author Dr. James Blackshear at a live event and also virtually at allentx.swagit.com 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28 at the Allen Public Library and the program is free. Submit questions until 8:30 p.m. that evening through firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1862, the Confederates abandoned New Mexico Territory and Texas west of the Pecos River. Meanwhile, administered by Union troops under martial law, the region became a hotbed of Rebel exiles and spies, who gathered intelligence, disrupted federal supply lines, and plotted to retake the Southwest. Using a treasure trove of previously unexplored documents, authors Dr. James Bailey Blackshear and Dr. Glen Ely trace the complicated network of relationships that attracted both Texas cattlemen and Comancheros, revealing the urban elite who were heavily involved in both the legal and illegal transactions that fueled the region’s economy.
Dr. James Blackshear is also the author of Fort Bascom: Soldiers, Comancheros, and Indians in the Canadian River Valley.
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