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Eighteen-year-old Napoleon Augustus Jennings got here to Rexas in 1874 and joined a different strength of Texas ranger charged with border patrol below the command of L.H. McNelly. at the moment the South Texas area used to be domestic to hundreds and hundreds of outlaws and riffraff, and a few 3 thousand Mexican guerrillas below Juan Cortina and others have been raiding settlers on each side of the Rio Grande. McNelly’s Rangers stormed into this lawless sector for 2 purposes, in response to Jennings: "Two have a good time, and to hold out a suite coverage of terrorizing the Mexicans at each opportunity," which might achieve them the acceptance as "fire-eating, quarrelsome daredevils" and make their task of subduing the guerrillas a neater prospect.Within a short while the Rangers had arrested greater than 11 hundred males and apparently killed many extra. Jennings documents many a struggle with the Mexican guerrillas, together with the time whilst McNelly defied the us executive, crossed the Rio Grande, and fought Cortina and his raiders at Las Cuevas. Jennings additionally provides money owed of scrapes with King Fisher’s outlaw band, John Wesley Hardin, and the households concerned with the Taylor-Sutton feud.Originally released in 1899, A Texas Ranger was once reprinted in 1930 with a foreword by way of J. Frank Dobie, who defends the veracity of the account although Jennings used to be now not, as his tale claims, a member of the corporate in its earliest years. In a brand new creation of this variation, Stephen L. Hardin explores the authenticity of Jennings account and imparts the tale of the feud that erupted among Dobie and Walter Prescott Webb over the ebook of A Texas ranger.

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Napoleon Augustus),--1856-1919, Texas Rangers--Biography. Page i A Texas Ranger By N. A. Jennings Foreword by J. Frank Dobie Introduction by Stephen L.  (Napoleon Augustus), 1856-1919.  Hardin.  cm.  Title. 2'092dc2196-44442 [B]CIP Permission by the J. Frank Dobie Estate to reprint the foreword in this edition is gratefully acknowledged. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc.

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