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The Resource Rebels on the Rio Grande : the Civil War journal of A.B. Peticolas, [edited by] Don E. Alberts

Rebels on the Rio Grande : the Civil War journal of A.B. Peticolas, [edited by] Don E. Alberts

Label
Rebels on the Rio Grande : the Civil War journal of A.B. Peticolas
Title
Rebels on the Rio Grande
Title remainder
the Civil War journal of A.B. Peticolas
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Don E. Alberts
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1862 Confederate volunteers from Texas under the command of Brigadier General Henry Hopkins Sibley invaded the New Mexico Territory. Sibley's Brigade hoped to take Fort Craig and Fort Union and then head north to the Colorado Territory and its valuable mineral resources. The journal of Sergeant A. B. Peticolas is a rare personal account of this little known episode of Civil War history. Despite the fact that he often wrote at night by candlelight after long days of marching through rough country, Peticolas was a keen observer and a good writer. He was also an artist of some skill whose drawings and journal sketches are included here. He presents not only vivid descriptions of the battles but also interesting impressions of New Mexico and of the people he encountered along the way. Don Alberts used his considerable skills as a professional historian and author to bring this rare first person account of the Confederate invasion of New Mexico to life. His introduction provides the reader with details of Peticolas' background and experience, along with a history of the Sibley campaign leading up to the Battle of Valverde, the event which begins the Peticolas journal. Peticolas' observations, extensively annotated by Alberts, offer an unparalleled and fascinating view of soldier life during the Civil War. Alberts also adds details of Peticolas' prominent postwar career as a lawyer and judge in Texas.
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TXI
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Rebels on the Rio Grande : the Civil War journal of A.B. Peticolas, [edited by] Don E. Alberts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-179) and index
Control code
874838101
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
3rd ed..
Extent
187 p.
Isbn
9780615711461
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)874838101
Label
Rebels on the Rio Grande : the Civil War journal of A.B. Peticolas, [edited by] Don E. Alberts
Publication
Note
Originally published: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1984
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-179) and index
Control code
874838101
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
3rd ed..
Extent
187 p.
Isbn
9780615711461
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)874838101

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