The Resource Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881

Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881

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Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881
Title
Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881
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Language
eng
Summary
  • In 1874, the Texas legislature created the Frontier Battalion, the first formal, budgeted organization as an arm of state government of what historically had been periodic groups loosely referred to as Texas Rangers. Initially created to combat the menace of repeated raids of Indians from the north and from Mexico into frontier counties, the Battalion was led by an unusual choice: a frail, humorless Confederate veteran from Navarro County, John B. Jones. Under Jones's leadership, the Battalion grew in sophistication, moving from Indian fighting to capturing Texas's bad men, such as John Wesley Hardin and Sam Bass. Established during the unsettled time of Reconstruction, the Rangers effectively filled a local law enforcement void until competency was returned to local sheriffs' and marshals' offices. Numerous books cover individual Texas Rangers of note, but only a few have dealt with the overall history of the Rangers, and, strangely, none about Jones specifically. For the first time, author Rick Miller presents the story of the Frontier Battalion as seen through the eyes of its commander, John B. Jones, during his administration from 1874 to 1881, relating its history-both good and bad-chronologically, in depth, and in context. Highlighted are repeated budget and funding problems, developing standards of conduct, personalities and their interaction, mission focus and strategies against Indian war parties and outlaws, and coping with politics and bureaucracy. Miller covers all the major activities of the Battalion in the field that created and ultimately enhanced the legend of the Texas Rangers. Jones's personal life is revealed, as well as his role in shaping the policies and activities of the Frontier Battalion. Based largely on primary documents, especially the actual correspondence generated by the various actors in the Battalion's drama
  • that best tell the tale, this book is a major contribution to understanding the early development and growth of what became the institution celebrated in legend today. And John B. Jones at last has a definitive biography that recognizes him as one of the most important men who actually laid the groundwork for that legend
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Miller, Rick
LC call number
F391 -- .M645 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas
  • Jones, John B., -- 1834-1881
  • Texas -- History -- 1846-1950
  • Texas Rangers. -- Frontier Battalion -- Biography
Label
Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1003993
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1. Irresistible on Horseback -- 2. Daring Gallantry -- 3. The Right Man -- 4. No Carpet-Knight -- 5. A Heavy Task -- 6. The Abominable Legislature -- 7. Kill All the Dutch -- 8. Gallant and Untiring -- 9. Terribly Tongue-Lashed -- 10. A Bedouin in the Saddle -- 11. Here Comes the Rangers! -- 12. A Manly and Vigorous Effort -- 13. Agin' My Profession -- 14. Stately as a Queen -- 15. Scared on Our Arrival -- 16. Promptness and Fidelity -- 17. Sober, Steady, and Respectable Man -- 18. Pangs of Sorrow -- 19. The Best Officers and Men -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1003993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781574414783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1003993
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1003993
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10595689
  • (CaONFJC)MIL423690
  • (OCoLC)811411464
Label
Texas Ranger John B. Jones and the Frontier Battalion, 1874-1881
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1003993
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- 1. Irresistible on Horseback -- 2. Daring Gallantry -- 3. The Right Man -- 4. No Carpet-Knight -- 5. A Heavy Task -- 6. The Abominable Legislature -- 7. Kill All the Dutch -- 8. Gallant and Untiring -- 9. Terribly Tongue-Lashed -- 10. A Bedouin in the Saddle -- 11. Here Comes the Rangers! -- 12. A Manly and Vigorous Effort -- 13. Agin' My Profession -- 14. Stately as a Queen -- 15. Scared on Our Arrival -- 16. Promptness and Fidelity -- 17. Sober, Steady, and Respectable Man -- 18. Pangs of Sorrow -- 19. The Best Officers and Men -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
EBC1003993
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781574414783
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1003993
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1003993
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10595689
  • (CaONFJC)MIL423690
  • (OCoLC)811411464

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