DescriptionThomas North. Five Years in Texas; or, What You Did Not Hear During the War From January 1861 to January 1865. A Narrative of His Travels, Experiences, and Observations, in Texas and Mexico. Cincinnati: Elm Street Printing Company, 1870. First edition. 12mo, viii, 231 pages. Brown cloth over boards. Gilt-stamping to spine. Blind stamped covers. Front cover bowed inward slightly with light shelfwear. Damage to head and foot of spine; bumped corners and extremities. Rear joint cracked near the top. Lightly toned with scattered foxing. Pencil notation on rear free endpaper. TSHA member donation. All proceeds, including Buyer's Premium, will go to support TSHA.
Reference: Coulter 346. Howes N193. Raines, p. 158.
"This account of Texas during the Civil War, by a Northern merchant turned preacher to evade the Confederate draft law, is written in a friendly spirit but contains some sharp criticism and incisive observations on the manners and customs of Texans. [...] [He] embarked for Galveston on a ship of the Morgan Line, went into Texas to Houston, and established himself as a merchant at Brenham. Driven out by violence near the end of the war, he went to Matamoros, Mexico, until Lee's surrender when he embarked with his family for New Orleans, returned to Galveston, and finally left Texas" (Coulter).
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