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The Resource Fallen guidon : the saga of Confederate General Jo Shelby's march to Mexico, Edwin Adams Davis

Fallen guidon : the saga of Confederate General Jo Shelby's march to Mexico, Edwin Adams Davis

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Fallen guidon : the saga of Confederate General Jo Shelby's march to Mexico
Title
Fallen guidon
Title remainder
the saga of Confederate General Jo Shelby's march to Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Edwin Adams Davis
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although Robert E. Lee, surrendered at Appomattox Court House in April, 1865, some Confederates refused to abandon their cause. Fallen Guidon, originally published in 1962 by Jack Rittenhouse's Stagecoach Press, described the adventures of a Confederate brigade that, rather than surrender, decided to transplant its vision of Southern Empire in the troubled soils of Mexico. General Jo Shelby had led the Missouri Cavalry Division through numerous battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. "We will stand together, we will keep our organization, our arms, our discipline, our hatred of oppression." He planned to march his brigade to Mexico and fight alongside the guerrillas against Emperor Maximilian's French army of occupation. They would come to Mexico's aid and, at the same time, save their honor and perhaps gain riches in a new land. Shelby and his men marched through Texas, burying their Confederated battle flag in the murky waters of the Rio Grande. But the men did not want to fight Maximilian's French soldiers. Identifying themselves as "imperialists," they instead fought the opposition Juaristas, spilling blood from Piedras Negras to Mexico City. This popularly written history, based on archival sources and the reminiscences of Shelby's adjunct, brings vividly to life a little-remembered episode of the Civil War period and of American incursions in Mexico -- Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
972/.07
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
E467.1.S53
LC item number
D38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Fallen guidon : the saga of Confederate General Jo Shelby's march to Mexico, Edwin Adams Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Santa Fe : Stagecoach Press, 1962
Control code
32273503
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
173 p.
Isbn
9780890966846
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
95012207
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 "Review Copy" sheet; 1 publication announcement (in 2 parts). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Fallen guidon : the saga of Confederate General Jo Shelby's march to Mexico, Edwin Adams Davis
Publication
Note
Originally published: Santa Fe : Stagecoach Press, 1962
Control code
32273503
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
173 p.
Isbn
9780890966846
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
95012207
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Items laid in: 1 "Review Copy" sheet; 1 publication announcement (in 2 parts). Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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