Civil War

The Cattle Trail Drive

Jan 21, 2013 By Brian D. Sweany

ROUTE: Fort Belknap to Red Bluff 
ReservoirDISTANCE: 505 milesNUMBER OF COUNTIES: 15WHAT TO READ: J. Evetts Haley’s Charles Goodnight: Cowman and Plainsman In the rolling country northwest of the Palo Pinto Mountains, nestled along FM 61, stand the barracks of Fort Belknap. It was from this outpost,…

A Q&A With Katy Vine

Jan 21, 2013 By Evan McMurry

The senior editor on attending a Civil War reenactment, preserving history, and standing inside the Globe of Death.

The Skirmish Will Be Followed by a Ladies’ Tea

Jan 21, 2013 By Katy Vine

The Civil War may be 150 years old, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still stir up a fuss (Confederate license plate, anyone?). Just ask one of the hundreds of very accurately uniformed reenactors who descend on Jefferson every year to die for the cause.

Alley Catty

Nov 1, 1998 By Eileen Schwartz

There’s nothing civil about the debate over The Civil War. Since the announcement in August that the musical re-creation of the War of Northern Aggression was Broadway bound next spring, critics have directed more than a few rebel yells at Houston’s Alley Theatre, where the production originated. As was the…

Historical Friction

Sep 30, 1997 By Helen Thorpe

Conflicting accounts of the killing of German immigrants in the Hill Country during the Civil War are creating a certain amount of dis-Comfort.