The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 133
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even list Robert F. Kroh, Tom Green: Shield and Buckler (Mas-
ter's thesis, University of Texas, 1951). Relying upon too few
primary sources and upon long outmoded secondary works, Faulk
thus repeats the same old errors and inaccurate interpretations.
General Tom Green contains a number of errors. The photo-
graph of Green's tombstone shows that he was born on June 8,
1814, but Faulk lists the date as July 8 (p. 2). The author states
that Green set out from Tennessee with letters of introduction to
Sam Houston in the Mexican state of Texas (p. 4). At that time,
Texas was still a part of Coahuila. In describing the battle of San
Jacinto, Faulk fails to point out that the Texans attacked while
the Mexicans were taking their siesta (p. 8). The author states
that, when the Sibley Brigade held its final review before leaving
for New Mexico, one company failed to hear an order to turn,
and thus marched straight ahead, soon passing out of sight over
a nearby hill (p. 37). This incident involved the small garrison
at Fort Lancaster, not the Sibley Brigade in the neighborhood of
San Antonio. The various detachments of the Sibley Brigade were
not reunited at Fort Quitman, Texas (p. 39), but in the vicinity
of Fort Thorn, New Mexico. Colonel Edward R. S. Canby, the
Union commander in New Mexico, was not the brother-in-law
of General Henry H. Sibley (p. 39). The description of the
deaths of Major Samuel A. Lockridge (not Lockeridge) and Cap-
tain Alexander McRae at the cannons at Valverde is totally in-
accurate (p. 41). Faulk falsely claims that after the occupation
of Albuquerque and the launching of several raids, the Texans
found themselves so well supplied that they began burning the
excess (p. 44). Apparently his "evidence" for this comes orig-
inally from Theophilus Noel's Autobiography and Reminiscences,
an inaccurate work which must be used with extreme caution.
Before the battle of Glorieta, Sibley was in Albuquerque, not
Santa Fe (p. 44). Colonel William R. Scurry's wagon train was
burned on March 28, not March 26 (p. 44). The initial encoun-
ter at Apache Canyon involved Major Charles L. Pyron, not
Scurry (p. 44). Green's 5th Regiment arrived in Albuquerque
the night of April 9, not the 5th-the same night that Canby
withdrew his forces from before Albuquerque (p. 45). The au-
thor fails to point out that at Peralta, Green came perilously
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