The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 105, July 2001 - April, 2002 Page: 430
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Cover: The War in America: The Confederates Quitting Brownsville, Texas, on
hearing of the approach of Federal Transports. Wood engraving, 9g2 x 61/2
inches. From London Illustrated News, Jan. 9, 1864. Courtesy Center for
American History, University of Texas at Austin.
South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley were areas of great volatility and
activity in the mid-nineteenth century. War, smuggling, raiding, and
other dramatic events marked the place and the time. A letter by a
German Texas solider in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, repro-
duced on pages 466 through 470 of this issue as part of Frank Wilson
Kiel's article, "'We were o20 men against 150' The Battle of Las Rucias,"
gives a good first-person feel for the wartime activity in South Texas.
Kiel's article begins on page 465.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 105, July 2001 - April, 2002, periodical, 2001; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101222/m1/430/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.