Jeff Davis's Own: Cavalry, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier
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Jeff Davis's Own: Cavalry, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Excitingly told and meticulously researched, this is an intriguing and colorful saga of the commanders who united to fight an enemy on its native ground, then divided again to face each other across the battlefields of their own homeland.
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published May 15th 2008 by Castle Books (first published September 27th 2000)
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Military history between the Wars

This is a well-researched story of a cavalry unit formed in the period between the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. It features a cast of officers whose names will be familiar to anyone who has studied the Civil War.

The Second Cavalry was formed to fight Indians and to protect the citizens of the new state of Texas. The American South sent its brightest sons to West Point for education and then they languished in dead-end posts because Congress and the Ame...more
Really wish I could give this book 3.5 stars instead of 3 or 4. that does a great job with factually covering the formation of the 2nd cavalry and the attempted defense of the Texas frontier during the 1850's. While it wasn't exactly vivid imagery, a pretty clear description is conveyed to the reader of frontier Texas and how folks were living at the time. to his credit, the author does a great job of utilizing some rather lofty and flowery adjectives throughout the book. to me, th...more
Fredrick Danysh
Jeff Davis's Own provides a historry of the Second US Cavalry regiment in pre-Civil War Texas as well as a descripttion of the officers who staffed it. While an illuminating work several pages of the book were printed out of sequence making the middle part difficult to read and understand. This was especially tryue of the portion dealing with the army's experiment with camels. This is an interesting read for history buffs of the pre-Civil war American frontier and of interest to Civil War buffs...more
R. Mark
This is a great historical account of the early Texas frontier days. I found it very interesting althought it read a lot like a college history book.
Lots of good information about the Second Cavalry, not much on Jeff Davis.
Wonderfully personal, a new glimpse at an old Army.
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