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[civilwarwest] Digest Number 138

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  • crogers48@aol.com
    Alvin Josephy, Jr. s book The Civil War in the American West is also a good overview about Texas in the Western Campaign. There is information about
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 15, 2000
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      Alvin Josephy, Jr.'s book The Civil War in the American West is also a good
      overview about Texas in the Western Campaign. There is information about
      Jefferson Davis political dealings prior to the war to get the
      transcontinental railroad designated for a southwestern route to California
      so that if war broke out the South would have access to seaports in
      California.

      Of course, the New Mexico campaign was started by expansionist Texas after
      they won independence. Their Congress claimed the entire Rio Grande from its
      source to the Gulf of Mexico, including Santa Fe and towns east of the river.
      The New Mexico Territory was still owned by Mexico. Jefferson believed that
      seizure of New Mexico would lead to proslavery expansionism throughout the
      West and give them access to mineral rich California.
    • crogers48@aol.com
      Alvin Josephy, Jr. s book The Civil War in the American West is also a good overview about Texas in the Western Campaign. There is information about
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 15, 2000
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        Alvin Josephy, Jr.'s book The Civil War in the American West is also a good
        overview about Texas in the Western Campaign. There is information about
        Jefferson Davis political dealings prior to the war to get the
        transcontinental railroad designated for a southwestern route to California
        so that if war broke out the South would have access to seaports in
        California.

        Of course, the New Mexico campaign was started by expansionist Texas after
        they won independence. Their Congress claimed the entire Rio Grande from its
        source to the Gulf of Mexico, including Santa Fe and towns east of the river.
        The New Mexico Territory was still owned by Mexico. Jefferson believed that
        seizure of New Mexico would lead to proslavery expansionism throughout the
        West and give them access to mineral rich California.
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