Civil War In Texas Cottrell Summary

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Book Analysis Part I My book analysis is in relation to the Civil War. The title of the book is Civil War in Texas and New Mexico Territory. Like the title of the book said; Mr. Steve Cottrell’s main focus in this book is to show us some main actions during the Civil War in Texas and New Mexico. The book mentioned all battles that occurred in Texas and New Mexico, such as Mesilla, Galveston, Dove Creek, and many more. The break point event of United States history was the American Civil War (1861–1865), fought in North America within the territory of the United States of America. According to the book it all began in April 1, 1861, eleven days before Fort Sumter, South Carolina, was fired against and the Civil War in Texas had already begun. Texas as a young, proud and independent state never backed away from a fight. In his book Cottrell…show more content…
However, after I read the book I feel more informed about the American Civil War and its battles in Texas and New Mexico. A particular piece that caught my attention was the piece where Cottrell talked about the battle in Galveston that took place in January 1, 1863. In my opinion he gave us very descriptive information about this particular battle. The book mentioned that the purpose of this battle was “Operations against Galveston” with Col. Isaac S. Burrell, W.B. Renshaw, and Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder as principal commanders. The book says this battle was a naval and land battle which occurred when Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder attacked and expelled occupying Union troops from the city of Galveston, Texas. This began when Four Confederate gunboats appear, next down the bay to Galveston. Soon later, the Rebels commenced a land attack. The Union forces in Galveston were three companies of the 42nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment below the command of Colonel Isaac S.

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