A Military History of Texas
Comprehensive in scope, A Military History of Texas provides the first
single-volume military history of Texas from pre-Columbian clashes
between Native American tribes to the establishment of the United
States Space Force as the newest branch of the nation’s military in the
twenty-first century. Loyd Uglow ties the various engrossing aspects of
Texas military history into one unified experience.
Chapters cover topics of warfare in Texas before the Europeans; Spanish
military activities; revolutions against Spain and then Mexico; Texas
and Texans in the Mexican War; ante- and post-bellum warfare on the
Texas frontier; the Civil War in Texas; the Texas Rangers; border
warfare during the Mexican revolution of 1910-1920; Texas and the world
wars; and the modern military in Texas. Brief explanations of military
terminology and practice, as well as parallels between Texas military
actions and ones in other times and places, connect the narrative to
the broader context of world military history.
Thoroughly documented, with an engaging narrative and perceptive
analysis, A Military History of Texas is designed to be accessible and
interesting to a broad range of readers. It will find a welcome place
in the collections of amateur or professional military historians,
devoted fans of all things Texan, and newcomers to military history.