Vol. 33, 2003 | Department of History

Vol. 33, 2003

Military History of the West

Vol. 33, 2003

Table of Contents

"For Land and Family: Local Attachments and the Grapevine Volunteers in the Civil War" by Charles David Grear

Abstract: The Texas Confederate cavalrymen known as the Grapevine Volunteers were similar to other southern horsemen in many ways. On the other hand, many of the Grapevine troopers had arrived in Texas only recently, especially from the Upper South states of Kentucky and Tennessee. These men joined the Grapevine Volunteers because the commander promised them they would fight in their native states east of the Mississippi River and thus be able to protect their parents, their extended families, and their old neighborhoods.

Key Words: Civil War; Texas; cavalry; Grapevine; volunteers

"'Emphatically a General of Cavalry': A Tribute to Major General John Austin Wharton from Chaplain Robert Franklin Bunting, Terry's Texas Rangers" edited by Thomas W. Cutrer

Abstract: Robert Franklin Bunting, chaplain of the Confederate Eighth Texas Cavalry Regiment, wrote a brief biography of Major General John Austin Wharton upon the general's transfer from the Army of Tennessee to the Trans-Mississippi Department in 1864. This annotated version of Bunting's sketch is also a history of Wharton's command and includes first-hand accounts of the campaigns of Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, and the siege of Knoxville.

Key Words: Civil War; Army of Tennessee; Trans-Mississippi Department; Texas cavalry; John Austin Wharton

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