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1 Smith, Thomas T. & Thompson, Jerry D. & Wooster, Robert & Pingenot, Ben E. The Reminiscences of Major General Zenas R. Bliss, 1854- 1876
Austin, TX Texas State Historical Assn 2007 0876112262 / 9780876112267 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Photos, Illustrations & Map Signed By Three of the Editors
xxi, 519 pp, silver cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, SIGNED by Smith, Wooster, & Thompson on the title page, map endpapers, glossy maroon-grey-blue dj w/color pictorial of Major General Bliss on the front panel. The "Reminiscences" of Maj. Gen. Zenas R. Bliss are a detailed account of his army service in Texas before and after the Civil War. Many scholars consider Bliss's recollections to be one of the best from a soldier of the "Old Army." His memoirs serve as a window into the Texas' military, political, cultural, and geographical history. The memoirs cover Bliss's graduation at West Point in 1854, his antebellum service at Fort Duncan, Camp Hudson, and Fort Davis, and his return to the Texas frontier in 1870. They end with his duties at Fort Davis in 1876. He describes his capture by Texas Confederate forces in 1861, his tribulations as a prisoner of war, and his subsequent Civil War experiences as a Union regimental commander at Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, and Petersburg, where he was at the battle of the Crater. For gallantry at Fredericksburg, he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. Bliss served in Texas for twenty-three years, longer than any other army officer and rose in rank from second lieutenant to departmental commander. Possessing a keen sense of humor, an eye for detail, and a boisterous social nature, his lively account of the people and places ofthe antebellum and post-Civil War Texas frontier is among the very best of Texas history. 
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