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The Resource Civil War recollections of James Lemuel Clark : including previously unpublished material on the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas in October, 1862, by James Lemuel Clark ; edited and with an introduction by L.D. Clark

Civil War recollections of James Lemuel Clark : including previously unpublished material on the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas in October, 1862, by James Lemuel Clark ; edited and with an introduction by L.D. Clark

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Civil War recollections of James Lemuel Clark : including previously unpublished material on the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas in October, 1862
Title
Civil War recollections of James Lemuel Clark
Title remainder
including previously unpublished material on the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas in October, 1862
Statement of responsibility
by James Lemuel Clark ; edited and with an introduction by L.D. Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
A surprising number of Texans disagreed with their state's decision to secede from the Union in 1860. Most of them immigrants from Northern or Border states, many had settled in Cooke and surrounding counties in the years before the Civil War. Though they abided by the decision to secede, they disagreed openly with some of the Confederacy's laws, such as the rule exempting certain slave-owners from military service. James Lemuel Clark, eighteen at the outbreak of the Civil War, was the son of one of those men. These memoirs, which he wrote in his seventies, recount his involvement in a series of tragic events that typified the disruption and confusion of the Civil War years. Clark relates his experiences with the Texas militia in Indian campaigns and with the Confederate Army after he could no longer avoid service, but the key event in his memories is the Great Hanging at Gainesville, Texas, in October, 1862. In that affair more than forty men, including Clark's father and many of his neighbors, were executed for their Union sympathies. This book is a valuable addition to other contemporary accounts of the Great Hanging, but on a larger scale it affords a new view of life in Texas and in the Confederate armies during the Civil War and of many of the events that shaped that war's survivors and Reconstruction Texas.
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
Dewey number
973.7/82
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E580
LC item number
.C52 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Essays on the American West
Series volume
no. 7
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Civil War recollections of James Lemuel Clark : including previously unpublished material on the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas in October, 1862, by James Lemuel Clark ; edited and with an introduction by L.D. Clark
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
11194340
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
124 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780890962053
Lccn
84040138
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-140). L.D. Clark's inscribed presentation copy to Tom Zigal, August 1984. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Civil War recollections of James Lemuel Clark : including previously unpublished material on the great hanging at Gainesville, Texas in October, 1862, by James Lemuel Clark ; edited and with an introduction by L.D. Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
11194340
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
124 pages, [4] pages of plates
Isbn
9780890962053
Lccn
84040138
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Tom Zigal, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-140). L.D. Clark's inscribed presentation copy to Tom Zigal, August 1984. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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