By Flint Whitlock
Drawing on formerly ignored diaries, letters, and modern newspaper debts, army historian Flint Whitlock brings the Civil battle within the West to lifestyles. Distant Bugles, far away Drums info the battles of 1,000 Coloradans opposed to 3,000 accomplice infantrymen in New Mexico and provides vibrant snap shots of the leaders and squaddies concerned - males whose strengths and flaws could form the destiny of the nation.
On their method to Colorado looking for gold and silver for the Confederacy's dwindling coffers, Texan Confederates gained a sequence of engagements alongside the Rio Grande. rapidly assembled troops that had marched to fulfill them from Colorado ultimately became them again in an epic clash at Gloriéta Pass.
Miners, farmers, and peacetime officials grew to become themselves in a single day into squaddies to maintain the Confederacy from shooting the West's mines, shaping the end result of the Civil warfare. Distant Bugles, far-off Drums tells their tale. Southwest ebook Award Winner from the Border neighborhood Library Association
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