A collection of 10 new essays from some of our finest Civil War historians working today, Gateway to the Confederacy offers a reexamination of the campaigns fought to gain possession of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each essay addresses how Americans have misconstrued the legacy of these struggles and why scholars feel it necessary to reconsider one of the most critical turning points of the American Civil War.
The gun, like the axe and the plow, was an essential tool in the exploration and settlement of the trans-Mississippi West. It provided food for the cooking pot as well as protection against two- or four-legged marauders. Of course the employment of the gun, whether for good or evil, depended upon the user. The men and women who lived the 19th-century western experience sometimes described in detail the role firearms played in their lives.
"I opening 19th century truths, quotes,& ingenuity."
This is the story of Charles Barnhill and his brothers, Abel and James, devoted peace officers who worked as deputy US marshals in the Indian Territory from 1879 to 1896. Those were the days of the prominent Judge Isaac Parker, the Hanging Judge, whose legendary authority subdued "Hell on the Border". Known among outlaws as "the Bible-believing marshal", Charley never took the life of a fugitive.