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Theater of a Separate War: The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861-1865

Thomas W. Cutrer

Abstract

Though its most famous battles were waged in the East at Antietam, Gettysburg, and throughout Virginia, the Civil War was clearly a conflict that raged across a continent. From cotton-rich Texas and the fields of Kansas through Indian Territory and into the high desert of New Mexico, the trans-Mississippi theater was site of major clashes from the war’s earliest days through the surrenders of Confederate generals Edmund Kirby Smith and Stand Waite in June 1865. In this comprehensive military history of the war west of the Mississippi River, Thomas W. Cutrer shows that the theater’s distance fr ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Trans-Mississippi West, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Irregular warfare, Confederate States of America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631561
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631561.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas W. Cutrer, author
Arizona State University