By Stephen A. Dupree
The originality of Planting the Union Flag in Texas lies not only within the author’s description of the battles and campaigns Banks led, nor in his popularity of the nature qualities that underlay Banks’s judgements. particularly, it lies in how Dupree synthesizes his reviews of Banks’s numerous activities in the course of his travel of responsibility in and close to Texas to aid the reader comprehend them as a unified crusade. He skillfully weaves jointly Banks’s a variety of makes an attempt to realize Union regulate of Texas together with his different actions and shines the sunshine of Banks’s personality at the ensuing occasions to assist clarify either their strength and their shortcomings.
in spite of everything, readers could have a holistic knowing of Banks’s appalling” failure to win Texas and will also be resulted in ask how the postCivil struggle period could have been varied had he been winning. This advantageous research will attract Civil struggle buffs and lovers of army and Texas history.
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Planting the Union Flag in Texas: The Campaigns of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks in the West (Red River Valley Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Texarkana) by Stephen A. Dupree