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The Resource Into the far, wild country : true tales of the old Southwest, by George Wythe Baylor ; edited with an introduction by Jerry D. Thompson

Into the far, wild country : true tales of the old Southwest, by George Wythe Baylor ; edited with an introduction by Jerry D. Thompson

Label
Into the far, wild country : true tales of the old Southwest
Title
Into the far, wild country
Title remainder
true tales of the old Southwest
Statement of responsibility
by George Wythe Baylor ; edited with an introduction by Jerry D. Thompson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From 1899 to 1906, Colonel Baylor wrote fifty-two articles for the El Paso Daily Herald. The articles, ably edited and annotated by historian Thompson, vary from accounts of the Civil War in El Paso and the Mesilla Valley, to fights with Comanches in North Texas and Victorio's Apaches in the mountains of Chihuahua. Baylor also recalls the ill-fated 1850-1851 Parker H. French Expedition and life in the California gold fields. Also included are biographical sketches of "Don Santiago" Magoffin and Baylor's controversial older brother, Col. John Robert Baylor. Some of Baylor's most valuable writings are his Civil War recollections. These include accounts of the surrender of Federal forces at St. Agustin Springs, New Mexico in 1861, the massacre of Lt. Reuben E. Mays and fourteen Confederates deep in the arid expanses of the Big Bend, his service as senior aide to Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston at the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862, the Red River Campaign, and an amazingly objective account of how he came to kill Gen. John A. Wharton at the Fannin Hotel in Houston in April 1865
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TxHU
Dewey number
  • 976/.03/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.B292
LC item number
A3 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Into the far, wild country : true tales of the old Southwest, by George Wythe Baylor ; edited with an introduction by Jerry D. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Consists of fifty-two articles written by the author for the El Paso daily herald from 1899-1906
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-428) and index
Control code
36404825
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
442 p.
Isbn
9780874042375
Lccn
96060102
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Into the far, wild country : true tales of the old Southwest, by George Wythe Baylor ; edited with an introduction by Jerry D. Thompson
Publication
Note
Consists of fifty-two articles written by the author for the El Paso daily herald from 1899-1906
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-428) and index
Control code
36404825
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
442 p.
Isbn
9780874042375
Lccn
96060102
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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