The Texas Navies

by Roy F. Sullivan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/02/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 176
ISBN : 9781449052584

About the Book

Undeterred by the Mexicans' heavier cannon, both Texas warships sailed into the interval between the enemy steamships and their sailing ships. The steamers were on the Texans' port side and were given five broadsides by the Austin and the Wharton without appreciable damage to the Mexican steamers. Then the Texans turned their attention to the more vulnerable enemy sailing ships firing at them from their starboard “They (the steamers) don't intend to let us get any closer to them,” Commodore Moore observed caustically. “They are paddling off stern foremost, faster than we can come up to them. Keep her away a little so our broadside can bear.” Then Moore ordered, in true Farragut style, “Damn them! Give it to them!”

About the Author

A history buff, author (retired Regular Army), was fascinated with the Indian Territory, Texas and the Southwest. Previous works were “The Civil War Campaigns of Confederate Brigadier General and Cherokee Chief Stand Watie,” and ''The Civil War in Texas and the Southwest.”  Sullivan's latest, "Escape from Phnom Penh," is a recollection of Americans serving in Cambodia during that nation's unsucessful struggle to defeat the Khmer Rogue communists.