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Savage Frontier Volume II 1838-1839
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This second volume of the Savage Frontier series focuses on two of the bloodiest years of fighting in the young Texas Republic, 1838 and 1839. By early 1838, the Texas Rangers were in danger of disappearing altogether. Stephen L. Moore shows how the major general of the new Texas Militia worked around legal constraints in order to keep mounted rangers in service. Expeditions against Indians during 1838 and 1839 were frequent, conducted by militiamen, rangers, cavalry, civilian volunteer groups and the new Frontier Regiment of the Texas Army. From the Surveyors' Fight to the Battle of Brushy Creek, each engagement is covered in new detail. The volume concludes with the Cherokee War of 1839, which saw the assembly of more Texas troops than had engaged the Mexican army at San Jacinto. Moore fully covers the failed peace negotiations, the role of the Texas Rangers in this campaign, and the last stand of heroic Chief Bowles. Through extensive use of primary military documents and first-person accounts, Moore provides a clear view of life as a frontier fighter in the Republic of Texas. The reader will find herein numerous and painstakingly recreated muster rolls, as well as a complete list of Texan casualties of the frontier Indian wars from 1835 through 1839. For the exacting historian or genealogist of early Texas, the Savage Frontier series will be an indispensable resource on early nineteenth-century Texas frontier violence.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1 The Texas Militia Takes the Field
  2. pp. 1-36
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  1. 2 East Texans Called to "Chastize the Indians"
  2. pp. 37-62
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  1. 3 The Kickapoo War
  2. pp. 63-80
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  1. 4 To the Border and Beyond
  2. pp. 81-102
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  1. 5 Campaigns of the Red River Riflemen
  2. pp. 103-132
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  1. 6 Morgan Massacre and Bryant's Defeat
  2. pp. 133-146
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  1. 7 Moore's Comanche Raid and the Battle of Brushy Creek
  2. pp. 147-178
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  1. 8 The Córdova and Flores Fights
  2. pp. 179-210
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  1. 9 Bird's Creek Fight
  2. pp. 211-234
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  1. 10 The Cherokee War
  2. pp. 235-280
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  1. 11 Pursuit and Removal
  2. pp. 281-304
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  1. 12 Colonel Neill's Gunmen On the Offensive
  2. pp. 305-322
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  1. 13 Karnes' Hill Country Comanche Expedition
  2. pp. 323-336
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  1. 14 "Short But Decisive Affair"
  2. pp. 337-351
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 353-359
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  1. Appendix: Texan Casualties of the Frontier Indian Wars, 1835-39
  2. pp. 361-366
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  1. Chapter Notes
  2. pp. 367-386
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 387-394
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 395-426
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