Terry's Texas Rangers
Discover How They Lived & How They Died
Winner of the 2002 Summerfield G. Roberts Award for Best Book on Texas and Texans During the Civil War
Full of fascinating, obscure eyewitness accounts of Texas history
What was it like to fight in over 200 engagements across seven states, hundreds of miles from home? What would cause some of the best educated men from Princeton, Yale, the University of South Carolina and other distinguished universityes to volunteer in such a war? What would cause doctors, lawyers, business men, plantation owners to leave everything behind and serve as privates in a volunteer regiment in a struggle so far from home?
None But Texians: A History of Terry's Texas Rangers answers those questions and more. Read firsthand accounts by Ranger members from obscure journals, letters and newspapers. View maps of the Ranger campaigns not available elsewhere. See photographs of Ranger artifacts and find out what these great men did men after the Civil War.
Was your relative a member of Terry's Texas Rangers? Look through the Regimental Roster included and find out. Learn how these men lived, what songs they sang, the stories they told, the flags they flew.
None But Texians was a featured book with the
Texas Flags: 1836-1945 exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
- Did you know the 8th Texas Cavalry was lead at one time by General Nathan Bedford Forrest?
- Find out about the secret spy unit that operated out of Terry's Texas Rangers.
- Where was Robert E. Lee when Texas joined the Confederacy?
- What would lead a prominent Union leader to say he'd prefer to be a Private in Terry's Texas Rangers than a Brigadier General in the Union army?
- Who was with General Albert Sydney Johnston at his death, General Leonidas Polk at his death and at the surrender of the Confederate forces in Galveston?
- What member of the Terry's Texas Ranger officer corps lead Confederate troops in Mexico after the Civil War?
- What former Ranger recommended a seawall in Galveston prior to the deadly Storm of 1900?
- Find out which Texas cities and counties were named after men in the regiment.
- Why did the Rangers always carry two sets of six-shooters?
- Only twice in the Civil War did a cavalry unit defeat an infantry unit. Terry's Texas Rangers won both times.
- What is the connection between Terry's Texas Rangers and the current controversy over the statues in The Hall of Southern Statesmen at University of Texas - Austin?
- Learn the location of Ranger memorials throughout the state of Texas.
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read an excerpt of None But Texians
"The War Between the States is the most interesting part of our history and without doubt, Terry's Texas Rangers is one of the top few most interesting units. These mounted Texans fought in over a hundred engagements from beginning to end, usually the first to get there and the last to leave. But what is really inspiring about this regimental history is that Jeffrey Murrah shows us who this band of brothers, cousins, friends and neighbors really were – and why they fought as they did."
– Clyde N. Wilson, Professor of History, University of South Carolina, author of Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew
Other books by the author:
Texans Always Move Them
Winner of the Presidio La Bahia Award