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The war in the Nueces Strip

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English


  • Texas Rangers,
  • Fiction,
  • History

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Edition Notes

StatementDon Worcester
SeriesA Double D western
LC ClassificationsPS3573.O688 W37 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination182 p. ;
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24770642M
ISBN 100385238541
ISBN 109780385238540
LC Control Number88032211

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War in the Nueces Strip: A Double D Western Hardcover – by Don Worcester (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide 3/5(1). this was a good informative book about one of the texas rangers who was still living in south texas when this other author went and found him down near King Ranch. its the story of Mcnellys rangers who came to bring law to this region of texas between the nueces and rio grande, back in the day, the it was a land that only outlaws lived in because the us didnt really care and mexico was /5. Thanks to the bloodshed at the Nueces Strip, ordered their by General Taylor, the Mexican-American War had begun, and would not end until America spread from sea to shining sea. Cited Sources: Ampudia, Pedro de. Dispatch to General Zachary Taylor (Ap ). Along with raids by bandits, Indian attacks continued to plague settlers in the Nueces Strip, particularly during the Civil War years. In May of , two of the state's well-known Indian fighters were ambushed and killed by a band of 20 Indians near Chalk Bluff on the Nueces River.

  The War in the Nueces Strip by Don Worcester. Hardcover (1st ed) $ Ship This Item — Temporarily Out of Stock Online. Buy Online, Pick up in Store is currently unavailable, but this item may be available for in-store purchase. Publish your book with B&: Don Worcester. Leander Harvey McNelly (Ma – September 4, ) was a Confederate officer and Texas Ranger captain. McNelly is best remembered for leading the "Special Force", a quasi-military branch of the Texas Rangers that operated in south Texas in – 3 Lawman career. 6 The Las Cuevas War. 9 In popular culture. 12 External links. cludes several illustrations not included in the book form. 2. George Durham. Taming the Nueces Strip: the Story of McNelly’s Rangers, 4. (Austin: Univer-sity of Texas Press, ). 3. Durham, Contents and design of the Texas Ranger Dispatch ™ are copyrighted by the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and other named copyright holders. "A Wicked War" is an engaging narrative of the political background of the Mexican War. Though not a military history, Greenberg does briefly cover many battles. The book is primarily an examination of the causes and motives that lead the Polk administration and the people of the United States into war/5.

Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War. Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to . The Emerging Civil War Series. ECW Series: “Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg, July 1, ” by Chris Mackowski, Daniel T. Davis, and Kristopher D. White; ECW Series “Don’t Give an Inch” by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D. White, and Daniel T. Davis. At this point, Polk had already ordered General Zachary Taylor miles into the Nueces Strip and figured that if this aggressive tactic failed, then it would be time to declare war. Taylor received orders in February to march his men to the Rio Grande, miles south.   An inset of a map showing the Nueces Strip, about miles of contested land between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers. (LOC, full map here.