[Texas Rangers:] Protection of the Frontier of Texas. Letter from the Secretary of War, Communicating, in Compliance with A Resolution of the House, Copies of Correspondence Between the Officers of the United States Government and Governor Runnels, and… General Twiggs. January 6, 1859.

The Texas Rangers


An important report detailing native Americans conflicts on the Texas frontier and the activities of the Texas Rangers during the 1850s. Events are documented with testimonies such as: “several citizens and one negro have been murdered, a boy has been taken into captivity and a large amount of property stolen.”; in the “eastern portion of Comanche county ... a band of Indians were in said county collecting all the most valuable horses, property of the county, destroying every kind of stock, murdering and capturing our citizens” ; “The second chief had rushed into the conflict with the friendly Indians. A shot from the Shawnee captain, Chul-le-qua, closed his career. The Comanches, between the camp and the river, were all killed or driven from the field, and our red allies sent up a wild shout of triumph. By direction of Captain Ross a portion of them held the camp of the enemy.” Other content concerns Comanche raids in Palo Pinto; Kickapoo Indians stealing property by San Antonio; and The Wichita Expedition.


Description: [Texas Rangers:] Protection of the Frontier of Texas. Letter from the Secretary of War, Communicating, in Compliance with A Resolution of the House, Copies of Correspondence Between the Officers of the United States Government and Governor Runnels, and… General Twiggs. January 6, 1859.

[Washington, D.C.] House of Representatives Doc. 27. 35th Congress, 2d Session. 1859. 77pp.  First edition. Neatly disbound and removed; very good.

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Gilcrease-HArgrett


Price: $225.00

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