Volume 27, No. 2, Fall 1997 | Department of History

Volume 27, No. 2, Fall 1997

MILITARY HISTORY OF THE WEST-TOC - 1997

Volume 27, No. 2, Fall 1997

Table of Contents

"The 'Queen City of the Gulf' Held Hostage: The Impact of War on Confederate Galveston," by Alwyn Barr.

Abstract: Blockade and conflict at Galveston during the Civil War resulted in greater disruption of military and civilian morale as well as the local economy and society than suggested by earlier studies. Yet postwar Galveston recovered more quickly than most rural areas in Texas that had suffered less wartime impact.
Key Words: Civil War; Galveston; morale; economic impact; social impact

"'Zealous for Annexation': Volunteer Soldiering, Military Government, and the Service of Colonel Alexander Doniphan in the Mexican-American War," by Joseph G. Dawson III.

Abstract: During the Mexican-American War, Colonel Alexander W. Doniphan and his Missouri volunteer regiment helped to fulfill U.S. strategic goals. They captured New Mexico, and Doniphan supervised the first American military government in captured enemy territory. Subsequently, Doniphan's campaign into the state of Chihuahua contributed to the U.S. cordon offensive of 1847.
Key Words: Alexander Doniphan; Mexican-American War; Missouri volunteers; military government; war strategy

"Confederate Women of Arkansas Face 'the Fiends in Human Shape,'" by Clea Lutz Bunch.

Abstract: During the Civil War, Confederate propaganda depicted invading Union soldiers as "fiends in human shape." When Union troops arrived, however, their behavior was generally far from barbarous; many were surprisingly polite and protective of their female enemies. Based on women's reminiscences, newspapers, and personal manuscripts.
Key Words: Civil War; women; Arkansas; Union army; propaganda

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