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By B. W. Aston,Ira Donathon Taylor

ISBN-10: 1574410350

ISBN-13: 9781574410358

the duty of offering army safety for the Texas Frontier used to be by no means a simple one as the territory was once claimed through a number of the maximum querrilla combatants of all times—the Comanches, Kiowas, Apaches, and Lipans. holding a line operating from the crimson River southwest to El Paso used to be an very unlikely job, yet following the Mexican warfare the government tried to take action by way of constructing a line of forts. in the course of the Civil warfare the forts have been almost deserted and the Indians once more governed the realm. Following the warfare while the army started to repair the previous forts, they discovered that the Indians now not fought with bows and arrows yet shouldered the most recent firearms. With their new guns the Indians have been in a position to inflict large destruction, bringing calls for from settlers for extra safeguard. in the summertime of 1866 a brand new line of forts seemed via valuable Texas lower than the management of normal Philip H. Sheridan, commander of federal forces in Louisiana and Texas. Guardians of a uncooked younger land and focal issues of excessive event, the outdated forts have been integral of their day of carrier and it's becoming that they be preserved. In and round the forts and alongside the path of the Texas Forts path, historical past is plentiful and enduring. Historian Rupert Richardson first wrote the trip advisor of the fortress destinations for the Texas road division. B. W. Aston and Donathan Taylor took the unique model and revised and elevated it, giving extra ancient info at the forts and their position in frontier protection, making this a important old source in addition to a shuttle consultant to the forts and surrounding towns.

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