The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963 Page: 494

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

example, Goodnight's fence building methods are described; an-
other interesting little treatise explains how horses sleep; and the
chapters entitled "Gay Nineties on a Cattle Ranch" and "Social
Items on the Range" illuminate the social history of the range
That Timmons saw some men in heroic proportions is im-
mediately apparent. His admiration for Goodnight, William Ray,
Wilse Richards, and Frank Keogh is unbounded and unabashed.
Their impact upon an observant, sensitive young man lends in-
sight into the characters of these giants among cowmen.
While Twilight on the Range and similar works are not revo-
lutionizing the historiography of the range, they are to be wel-
comed as additions to a growing body of responsible, substantial
literature which contributes to a more detailed, more accurate
knowledge of the cattle kingdom.
This work is the second in the M. K. Brown Range Life Series
which was endowed by M. K. Brown of Pampa. An English im-
migrant, Brown arrived in the Texas Panhandle in 1903 after
service in the Boer War. His endowment is to be admired as an
enlightened, positive expression of pride in his heritage.
A few typographical errors-one serious (p. 175) -mar the gen-
erally high quality of format, but the book is attractive and is
superbly illustrated with appropriate photographs.
West Texas State College
Chaplain Davis and Hood's Texas Brigade. Edited by Donald E.
Everett. San Antonio (Principia Press of Trinity University),
1962. Pp. xiii + 234. Appendix, index. $6.oo.
Civil War buffs and collectors of Texana will welcome this re-
print of Chaplain Nicholas A. Davis's Campaign From Texas To
Maryland. Published first in Richmond in 1863 and later that
year in slightly revised form in Houston, Davis's account follows
the activities of Hood's Texas Brigade, and especially the 4th
Texas Infantry in which Davis served as chaplain, from recruit-
ment and enrollment in Texas in the spring of 1861 through the
Fredericksburg campaign of 1862. The original and revised edi-
tions have become over the years so rare as to be found in only
a few depositories and private collections. As a result biographers


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