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The Resource Captain Jack Helm : a victim of Texas Reconstruction violence, by Chuck Parsons ; foreword by Kenneth W. Howell

Captain Jack Helm : a victim of Texas Reconstruction violence, by Chuck Parsons ; foreword by Kenneth W. Howell

Label
Captain Jack Helm : a victim of Texas Reconstruction violence
Title
Captain Jack Helm
Title remainder
a victim of Texas Reconstruction violence
Statement of responsibility
by Chuck Parsons ; foreword by Kenneth W. Howell
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Captain Jack Helm, Chuck Parsons explores the life of a lawman in post-Civil War Texas, John Jackson "Jack" Helm. Previous biographers have neglected this man, whose main claim to fame has been that he was a victim of man-killer John Wesley Hardin. That he was, but he was much more in his violence-filled lifetime during Reconstruction Texas. Beginning as a Confederate soldier, he soon changed allegiance and became a fervent Unionist. With a quasi-legal hanging in his background, Helm focused on establishing law and order in Central and South Texas. At first a deputy sheriff, he quickly assumed the role of a Regulator and soon was recognized as the leader of a group of vigilantes. During this period as deputy sheriff, then county sheriff, and finally captain of the notorious Texas State Police, he developed a reputation as a violent and ruthless man-hunter. He arrested many suspected lawbreakers, but often his prisoner was killed before reaching a jail for "attempting to escape." This horrific tendency ultimately brought about his downfall. Helm's aggressive enforcement of his version of "law and order" resulted in a deadly confrontation with two of his enemies in the midst of the Sutton-Taylor Feud. Jack Helm's name is on several memorials honoring lawmen having fallen in the line of duty. Helm may never gain prominence as John Wesley Hardin or Bill Longley have, but this biography restores his rightful place among the noteworthy personalities of not only Texas but the entire Southwest
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TXA/DLC
Dewey number
  • 363.28/2092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F391
LC item number
.P263 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Number 18 in the A.C. Greene series
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Label
Captain Jack Helm : a victim of Texas Reconstruction violence, by Chuck Parsons ; foreword by Kenneth W. Howell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A nation torn apart -- Troubles on the DeWitt-Lavaca Counties line -- The Choate Ranch raid -- Action in Matagorda County -- Feuding against the Taylors -- "Six shooter gentry" -- Gunfire at the Billings Store -- "Attempting to escape" -- Epilogue: The grave of John Jackson Helm -- Appendix A: Jack Helm, Dewitt County Captain Commanding -- Appendix B: Vigilantes in Goliad County -- Appendix C: State police roster of Capt. Jack Helm -- Appendix D: Regulators of Goliad County
Control code
1008771037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781574417265
Lccn
2017049115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1008771037
Label
Captain Jack Helm : a victim of Texas Reconstruction violence, by Chuck Parsons ; foreword by Kenneth W. Howell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A nation torn apart -- Troubles on the DeWitt-Lavaca Counties line -- The Choate Ranch raid -- Action in Matagorda County -- Feuding against the Taylors -- "Six shooter gentry" -- Gunfire at the Billings Store -- "Attempting to escape" -- Epilogue: The grave of John Jackson Helm -- Appendix A: Jack Helm, Dewitt County Captain Commanding -- Appendix B: Vigilantes in Goliad County -- Appendix C: State police roster of Capt. Jack Helm -- Appendix D: Regulators of Goliad County
Control code
1008771037
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 302 pages
Isbn
9781574417265
Lccn
2017049115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1008771037

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