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The Texas Rangers : a registry and history

Author: Darren L Ivey
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Covers every known Ranger unit 1823 to present, explanation of the time period covered, entries on each unit's commanders, periods of service, activities, and supervising authorities. Appendices cover the Rangers' battle record, a history of the badge, and Rangers who died in service, were inducted into the Hall of Fame, or received the Medal of Valor"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Registers (Lists)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darren L Ivey
ISBN: 9780786448135 078644813X 9781476678221 1476678227 9780786456390 0786456396
OCLC Number: 496518536
Description: x, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: For the common defense : Rangers in colonial Tejas (1823-1835) --
Gained by war : Rangers of the Revolution and Republic (1835-1845) --
Los Diablos Tejanos : Rangers in the U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848) --
Rangers of the old stamp : the Texas mounted volunteers (1848-1861) --
A most desperate struggle : Rangers in the Civil War (1861-1865) --
No surrender, no prisoners : the minute men, the frontier forces, and the frontier men (1865-1874) --
A little standing army : minute men/special state troops/special force (1874-1881) --
Duty well performed : the frontier Battalion (1874-1901) --
Los Rinches : the state Ranger force (1901-1935) --
A fabled tradition : the Texas Ranger division (1935-present) --
Appendix A: Battle record --
Appendix B: Rangers who died in the line of duty --
Appendix C: The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame --
Appendix D: Texas Ranger recipients of the Department of Public Safety Medal of Valor --
Appendix E: Documents regarding the Texas Rangers --
Appendix F: The history of the badge.
Responsibility: Darren L. Ivey.


The Texas Ranger law enforcement agency features so prominently in Texan and Wild West folklore that its accomplishments have been featured in everything from pulp novels to popular television.  Read more...
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"The Texas Rangers feature prominently in Wild West exhaustive account...will find a place in the permanent history of Texas and the Texas Rangers"--Booklist; "the first of its kind, Read more...

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