THE CYPRESS RANGERS IN THE CIVIL WAR: THE EXPERIENCES OF 85 CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMEN FROM TEXAS.
Texarkana: Heritage Oak Press, 1991. 157pp. Index. Bibliography. Map. Illustrations. Photographs (including a group photo of the 40th reunion of the Cypress Rangers). Chronology of Events. Blue & gray cloth with the title in gilt on the cover and spine. First edition. Externally, there is a tiny area of rubbing on the front cover, else a bright, fine copy. Internally, near the hinge of the title page (and almost unnoticeable) a previous owner has written the date of purchase and a four-digit code, else clean and fine. The author gives the experience of 85 soldiers in Company F, Ninth Texas Cavalry. Organized near Jefferson, they fought in the Battles of Atlanta, Vicksburg, Nashville, Pea Ridge, Corinth, the Holly Springs Raid and countless skirmishes. In addition to the battlefield accounts of the unit, the author includes a paragraph on each of the 85 men. A chapter entitled “After the War” chronicles the lives of some of the leaders, post-civil war. The first edition, done by a small press, saw limited distribution and is quite scarce.