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The war in the Nueces Strip

by Donald Worcester

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Published by Doubleday in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas,
  • Nueces River Valley (Tex.)
    • Subjects:
    • McNelly, Leander H., 1843 or 4-1877 -- Fiction,
    • Texas Rangers -- Fiction,
    • Texas -- History -- 1846-1950 -- Fiction,
    • Nueces River Valley (Tex.) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDon Worcester.
      SeriesA Double D western
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3573.O688 W37 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination182 p. ;
      Number of Pages182
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2054212M
      ISBN 100385238541
      LC Control Number88032211
      OCLC/WorldCa18832885

      A number of Tejanos, acting as Union consorts, were actively engaged in the Nueces Strip. The most famous of the Union guerillas were Cecilio Balerio and his son Juan, who fought a bloody skirmish with Confederates at Los Patricios, fifty miles southwest of Banquete, on Ma In , nearly forty years after the Mexican War, Mexicans and Texans are still spilling blood over ownership of the Nueces Strip&#;a hot, dry stretch of coastal prairie that bushwackers and horse thieves have turned into a lawless hell. Captain L.H. McNelly, a complex and determined Confedera.

      The Mexican–American War, [a] also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención Estadounidense en México (U.S. intervention in Mexico), [b] was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from to It followed in the wake of the U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico still considered Mexican territory since the government did Result: U.S. victory, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, .   That began to change in when Texas Ranger Captain Leander McNelly was charged with bringing order to the Nueces Strip. Newly re-formed after being disbanded for about ten years during the Civil War and Reconstruction, the Rangers were determined to clean up the cesspool harboring notorious toughs like King Fisher and Juan Cortina.

      American author and historian Brian DeLay’s non-fiction book War of a Thousand Deserts: Indian Raids and the U.S.-Mexican War () discusses the series of deadly attacks carried out in Mexican territory by Comanche raiding parties between and , . Nueces Strip. President Polk ordered General Taylor and his forces south to the Rio Grande, entering the territory that Mexicans disputed. Mexico laid claim to the Nueces River—about mi ( km) north of the Rio Grande—as its border with Texas; On Ap , a 2,strong Mexican cavalry detachment attacked a man U.S. patrol.


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Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War.

Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to /5(58).

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War in the Nueces Strip: A Double D Western Hardcover – by Don Worcester (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 2 formats and editions Hide 3/5(1).

this was a good informative book about one of the texas rangers who was still living in south texas when this other author went and found him down near King Ranch.

its the story of Mcnellys rangers who came to bring law to this region of texas between the nueces and rio grande, back in the day, the it was a land that only outlaws lived in because the us didnt really care and mexico was /5.

Thanks to the bloodshed at the Nueces Strip, ordered their by General Taylor, the Mexican-American War had begun, and would not end until America spread from sea to shining sea. Cited Sources: Ampudia, Pedro de.

Dispatch to General Zachary Taylor (Ap ). Along with raids by bandits, Indian attacks continued to plague settlers in the Nueces Strip, particularly during the Civil War years.

In May oftwo of the state's well-known Indian fighters were ambushed and killed by a band of 20 Indians near Chalk Bluff on the Nueces River.

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Publish your book with B&: Don Worcester. Leander Harvey McNelly (Ma – September 4, ) was a Confederate officer and Texas Ranger captain.

McNelly is best remembered for leading the "Special Force", a quasi-military branch of the Texas Rangers that operated in south Texas in – 3 Lawman career.

6 The Las Cuevas War. 9 In popular culture. 12 External links. cludes several illustrations not included in the book form. George Durham. Taming the Nueces Strip: the Story of McNelly’s Rangers, 4. (Austin: Univer-sity of Texas Press, ).

Durham, Contents and design of the Texas Ranger Dispatch ™ are copyrighted by the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum and other named copyright holders. "A Wicked War" is an engaging narrative of the political background of the Mexican War.

Though not a military history, Greenberg does briefly cover many battles. The book is primarily an examination of the causes and motives that lead the Polk administration and the people of the United States into war/5.

Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War.

Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to. The Emerging Civil War Series. ECW Series: “Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg, July 1, ” by Chris Mackowski, Daniel T. Davis, and Kristopher D. White; ECW Series “Don’t Give an Inch” by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D.

White, and Daniel T. Davis. At this point, Polk had already ordered General Zachary Taylor miles into the Nueces Strip and figured that if this aggressive tactic failed, then it would be time to declare war.

Taylor received orders in February to march his men to the Rio Grande, miles south. An inset of a map showing the Nueces Strip, about miles of contested land between the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers.

(LOC, full map here. This is a fantastic book about the Texas Rangers and the troubles on the Nueces strip back in the wild west. It is so compelling that a movie was made of the book. I /5(56). A Crooked River: Rustlers, Rangers and Regulars on the Lower Rio Grande, –, by Michael L.

Collins, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman,$ Notwithstanding the current cry for a “big, beautiful wall” paid for with Mexican pesos, security along the border between Texas and Mexico has been an ongoing issue ever since American troops did the invading in Texas Rangers is a American-Mexican action western film directed by Steve Miner and starring James Van Der Beek, Ashton Kutcher, Alfred Molina, and Dylan follows a group of Texas Rangers in the post-American Civil War era.

The film is very loosely based upon the book Taming the Nueces Strip by George Durham, who based it on his own experiences serving in Captain Leander Music by: Trevor Rabin. I’ve been riding the contested lands of the Nueces Strip for the past few weeks. Working on the next book, which will include an extended essay on the cycle of highly-personal violence that defines Frontier Partisans warfare, drawing a through line from the violent Tex-Mex borderlands of the s and ’50s through the Northern Transvaal in.

The war, in which he served until its conclusion a year later, was a valuable school in which he observed at close hand, and learned much from.

Only an extraordinary Texas Ranger could have cleaned up bandit-plagued Southwest Texas, between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande, in the years following the Civil War.

Thousands of raiders on horseback, some of them Anglo-Americans, regularly crossed the river from Mexico to pillage, murder, and rape.

Their main objective. To steal cattle, which they herded back across the Rio Grande to sell. During the turbulent years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, a squall of violence and lawlessness swept through the Nueces Strip and the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas.

Cattle rustlers, regular troops, and Texas Rangers, as well as Civil War deserters and other characters of questionable reputation, clashed with Mexicans, Germans, and.J. B. (Red) Dunn’s “Perilous Trails of Texas” gives us a unique perspective of the lawless s in the Nueces Strip.

Dunn was a participant in bloody encounters between Anglo South Texans and Mexican-Americans in the rough times after the Civil War. This book is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries.

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