Tag Archives: James Carleton

Book Review: Confederates and Comancheros, Skullduggery and Double-Dealing in the Texas-New Mexico Borderlands

  “Skullduggery,” the word graces the cover and the third paragraph of the introduction to this detailed study that highlights a very niche component of the American Civil War and the frontier establishment of the American southwest. Authors and historians … Continue reading

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Kit Carson’s Civil War: The 1864 Battle of Adobe Walls

Today, we are please to welcome back guest author Ray Shortridge Conclusion of a series Earlier pieces in this series described how Kit Carson learned important aspects of the art of command — administration and training (Kit Carson’s Civil War: … Continue reading

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Kit Carson’s Civil War: Learning to Command, Delegate…to Whom?

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Ray Shortridge Part three in a series The military commanders in New Mexico Territory knew that they could delegate a mission to Kit Carson, and he would get the job done. … Continue reading

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