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The Civil War on the Rio Grande frontier began in Zapata County only days after the first shots of the bloody conflict were fired at Fort Sumter, and the conflict ended at Palmetto Hill more than a month after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Far from Washington and Richmond and the killing fields of the east, this dark corner of the Confederacy has a rich historThe Civil War on the Rio Grande frontier began in Zapata County only days after the first shots of the bloody conflict were fired at Fort Sumter, and the conflict ended at Palmetto Hill more than a month after Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. Far from Washington and Richmond and the killing fields of the east, this dark corner of the Confederacy has a rich history of Civil War photography. One of the superbly talented photographic artists operating in Matamoros and Brownsville during this epic era was a Prussian named Louis De Planque. With his lens, De Planque skillfully captured the leading personalities of the era, including Servando Canales, Juan Nepomuceno Cortina, Mariano Esobedo, Tomas Mejia, Richard King, Mifflin Kenedy, and John S. Rip Ford.A richly illustrated history, Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier contains more than 125 of the best images taken by De Planque and other photographers, the vast majority having never been published....

Title : Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier: A Narrative and Photographic History
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ISBN : 9780876112014
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 184 Pages
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  • Mike
    2018-11-04 09:59

    It's enough to make you a Dr. Jerry Thompson fan. This Texas A&M International University history professor keeps writing and coming up with things I thought I should have known -- especially right under my nose.One of the things I really got out of this one was his info on the French Intervention in Mexico and how vicious that was. It's not something usually taught in history class here in the U.S., despite it having been right on our doorstep. It's a good one, and the photos and drawings add to it, too.