The Confederates of Chappell Hill, Texas: Prosperity, Civil War and Decline
This work is centered on the role played by the town of Chappell Hill during this portion of Texas history. Details are given about the area's pre-war prosperity as a center of wealth, influence and aristocracy, and the angry fervor of the period leading up to the war is described. Men of this small town played a role in many of the major campaigns and battles of the war, and their motivations for enlisting and their tales of duty are included here. The book emphasizes personal experiences of the soldiers, not military events. Post-war adventures are also offered as the author explores Texas resistance to Federal occupation, the town's yellow fever epidemic and a period of reconciliation as aging veterans gather at Blue-Gray reunions to reunite the nation.
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