This first volume of the Savage Frontier series is a comprehensive account of the formative years of the legendary Texas Rangers. Stephen L. Moore provides fresh detail about each ranging unit formed during the Texas Revolution and narrates their involvement in the pivotal battle of San Jacinto and later battles at Parker's Fort, the Elm Creek Fight, Post Oak Springs Massacre, and the Stone Houses Fight. Of particular interest to the reader will be the various rosters of the companies, which are found throughout the book.
The first edition was previously published by Republic of Texas Press in paperback only; it has now been reprinted in hardcover and paperback.
About the Author
Stephen L. Moore is a sixth-generation Texan and author of volumes 2 and 3 of Savage Frontier: Rangers, Riflemen, and Indian Wars in Texas, covering the years 1838–39 and 1840–41. He is also the author of four other titles, including Eighteen Minutes: The Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign and Taming Texas: Captain William T. Sadler's Lone Star Service.
What People are Saying About This
Moore's reconstructed muster rolls of companies whose original records have been lost are alone worth the cost of this book. (James E. Crisp, author of Sleuthing the Alamo)
Moore maintains his focus throughout, guiding the reader through the maze of administrative problems of a fledgling nation in almost constant conflict. It is a must read for all who appreciate the struggles of early Texas. (Chuck Parsons, coauthor of Captain L.H. McNelly, Texas Ranger)