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Blood & Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest.


Author: Frazier, Donald S.

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The fascinating story of the Confederacy's ambitious plan to conquer the Southwest using primary documents from Confederate veterans



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Blood & Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest. 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 Valverde 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.. 1st edition. Texas A&M University Press, 1995. Dust jacket.

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