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
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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