"The author literally takes the reader and puts them in the Jefferson Bootees of the officers and soldiers along the dusty roads. Roads which will end in death or heartbreak. A voice has finally given to these whispers calling dimly to us from the past." - Amazon Reviewer
From the panhandle across the state to the Gulf Coast, men of Texas mustered units and enlisted to fight for the South. What began as a number of mediocre military organizations, through a costly series of trials, ultimately was transformed to become a premier brigade in perhaps the finest division of the Army of Tennessee.
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Coming Soon! A History of the Panhandle Petroleum Boom
Between 1904 and 1918, great interest began to emerge in reference to determining whether gas, oil, or both existed below the Upper Permian red-beds, topped by the cap-rock known as Alibates gypsum. An Oklahoma geologist, combined with several prominent Amarillo businessmen, to create the Amarillo Oil Co. Their drills initially found no oil in Potter County, but other exploration companies, including Gulf and the Texas Company, began to pick up the viable horizons at 3,000 feet that proved oil could be recovered and shipped to markets. Dr. Sessums’ research explores with audiences the discovery period between 1910 and 1924, as a means to explain how the great Panhandle field came into being. A departure from his writing on Civil War subjects, his growing-up years in Borger let him witness remarkably firsthand that put the entire Panhandle into the public's consciousness, and which remains an economic mainstay throughout the region.
The men of Granbury’s Texas Infantry Brigade mustered from the following counties:
Anderson | Angelina | Austin | Bastrop | Bell | Bexar | Bosque | Brazos | Calhoun | Cherokee | Cleveland | Coryell | Dallas | Denton | DeWitt | Eastland | Ellis | Fairfield | Fayette | Freestone | For Bend | Galveston | Gonzales | Goliad | Grimes | Guadalupe | Harrison | Hardin | Hays | Henderson | Houston | Huntsville | Jasper | Jefferson | Johnson | Karnes | Kaufman | Lampasas | Lavaca | Liberty | Limestone | Matagorda | McLennan | Montgomery | Nacogdoches | Parker | Red River | Refugio | Rusk | Smith | Tarrant | Travis | Tyler | Upshur | Washington | Wise | Van Zandt | Victoria