Lone Star Valor

Texans of the Blue & Gray at Gettysburg

Joe Owen

Texans of both the Blue and of the Gray played a key role in the Gettysburg Campaign. Collected for the first time in a single volume are their moving diary entries, personal letters, and local newspaper interviews. Essential reference for historians of the Lone Star State and Civil War researchers.
Date Published :
February 2019
Publisher :
Gettysburg Publishing
Contributor(s) :
Chris Mackowski PhD
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780999304952
Pages : 164
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Thousands of soldiers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg for both the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia settled in Texas after the Civil War. Throughout the days, weeks, and years after the battle, these soldiers captured their stories in diary entries, letters, interviews, and newspaper articles. From the first crossing of the Potomac River to the intense fighting on July 1, July 2, and ultimately at Pickett’s Charge on July 3, these Texans of the Blue and the Gray played a key role in the Gettysburg Campaign.

This collection of soldiers' accounts written during, and after, the war provides a unique perspective from Texans in the ranks over the course of those historic days in the summer of 1863. Also included are the stories of civilians who bore witness to the tremendous battle and who settled in Texas after the Civil War. Articles are transcribed as they were originally published; personal reminiscences are transcribed directly from letters and diaries. Collected for the first time in a single volume, this is essential reference for historians of the Lone Star State and Civil War researchers.

About The Author

Joe Owen is a National Park Ranger at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historic Park in Johnson City, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Joe co-authored Texans at Gettysburg, Blood and Glory with Hood's Texas Brigade and Texans at Antietam: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16–17, 1862. He is an associate member of Hood’s Texas Brigade (Reactivated), Friends of Gettysburg Foundation, the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, and the Austin, Texas Civil War Round Table. A United States Navy Veteran, Joe and his wife currently reside in Blanco, Texas.

Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of the online resource Emerging Civil War. A writing professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, NY, Chris is also historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property on the Spotsylvania battlefield in central Virginia. The series editor of the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, he has authored or co-authored a dozen books on the Civil War, and his articles have appeared in major Civil War magazines.


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