The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965

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posed by the arid land, which are represented quite adequately
by the Plains experiences of Nicholas Nolan and his loth Cavalry
troops in the summer of 1877. Equally valuable are the later nar-
rative entries relating to Flipper's mining experiences in Mexico.
Throughout the memoirs, however, the historical recitation serves
primarily as a background for the development of Flipper's per-
sonal relationships and adaptations in an environment that was
doubly alien to an educated, perceptive Negro.
The production of The Western Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper
was completed with commendable restraint. The editing is quite
well done, and sufficient supplementary documentation is given
to satisfy the needs of readers who are not completely unac-
quainted with the period and locale of the narrative. The typog-
raphy is excellent. CHESTER V. KIELMAN
The University of Texas Archives
General Tom Green: Fightin' Texan. By Odie B. Faulk. Waco
(Texian Press), 1963. Pp. ix+77. Photographs, bibliography,
index. $4.95-
Tom Green, after whom Tom Green County is named, was one
of Texas' outstanding heroes. When he was two years of age, his
parents moved from Virginia to Tennessee where he was subse-
quently reared. At the age of twenty he graduated from the Uni-
versity of Tennessee, and then proceeded to study law under his
father who was a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court. The
lure of Texas caused Green to leave his home, and he arrived in
Nacogdoches in December, 1835. Shortly thereafter he enlisted as
a private in the republican army, seeing service at the battle of
San Jacinto where he helped man one of the "Twin Sisters." He
then returned to 'Tennessee, but came back to the Republic of
Texas to settle permanently in 1837. For a time he served as en-
grossing clerk of the House of Representatives, and then as a
representative from Fayette County. In 1841, he was appointed
clerk of the Supreme Court. While serving in this capacity, he
found time to take part in an expedition against hostile Indians,
and also to captain a company of volunteers raised to repel the
invasion of 1842. For a brief period he was also inspector general
of the Somervell Expedition. With the outbreak of the War with

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