Author: James Carson
Works Published by UNT Press
Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army
— Vol. 9: of North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
Published: December, 2015 Pages: 432 Features: 36 b&w photos. Notes. Bib. Index.
Henry Martyn Lazelle (1832-1917) was the only cadet in the history of the U.S. Military Academy to be suspended and sent back a year (for poor grades and bad behavior) and eventually return as Commandant of the Corps of Cadets. After graduating from West Point in 1855, he scouted with Kit Carson, was wounded by Apaches, and spent nearly a year as a “paroled” prisoner-of-war at the outbreak of the Civil War. Exchanged for a Confederate officer, he took command of a Union cavalry regiment, chasing Mosby’s Rangers throughout northern Virginia. more... about Against the Grain: Colonel Henry M. Lazelle and the U.S. Army