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TEXAS RANGER And the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881., Miller, Rick.

Author Name    Miller, Rick.

Title   TEXAS RANGER And the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881.

Binding   Hardcover with dust jacket.

Book Condition   As New in As New dust jacket

Edition   First Edition; 1st Printing,

Publisher   Denton, Texas University of North Texas Press 2012

ISBN Number    1574414674 / 9781574414677

Seller ID   500185

This is a First Edition in Fine, as new (AN) , condition. In 1874, the Texas legislature created the Frontier Battalion, the first formal, budgeted organization as an arm of state government of what historically had been periodic groups loosely referred to as Texas Rangers. Initially created to combat the menace of repeated raids of Indians from the north and from Mexico into frontier counties, the Battalion was led by an unusual choice: a frail, humorless Confederate veteran from Navarro County, John B. Jones. Under Jones’s leadership, the Battalion grew in sophistication, moving from Indian fighting to capturing Texas’s bad men, such as John Wesley Hardin and Sam Bass. Established during the unsettled time of Reconstruction, the Rangers effectively filled a local law enforcement void until competency was returned to local sheriffs’ and marshals’ offices. 399 pages, notes, bibliography, index. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 399. pages

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