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A Texas Cavalry Officer's Civil War: The Diary and Letters of James C. Bates

by Lowe, Richard
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 0807123722

Editor Richard Lowe recognizes that Texas cavalrymen were "a hard-riding bunch" but finds that James Bates's own words reveal a literate and passionate man who "was the very best sort of soldier for the Confederacy."

review of A Texas Cavalry Officer's Civil War: The Diary and Letters of James C. Bates, by Lowe, Richard, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).