By Chuck Parsons
Thomas C. (Pidge) Robinson got here to Texas from Virginia on the age of 27, fleeing a feud with a neighbor who adversarial Robinson’s amorous intentions towards the neighbor’s sister. He joined the Texas Rangers in 1874, serving with mythical Capt. Leander H. McNelly’s Washington County Volunteer defense force corporation A. He earned the rank of first lieutenant during this Texas Ranger corporation. years later he again to Virginia to avenge his honor and declare the girl he loved.
A discovered and witty author who despatched again letters, poems, and stories for e-book in Austin newspapers, Pidge additionally wrote such a lot of Captain McNelly’s studies. From the newspaper submissions, subsidized via large learn to record information and clarify allusions, western author Chuck Parsons has formed an annotated compendium of fundamental fabrics that provide perception into not just the lifestyles and activities of the recognized Texas Rangers but additionally the preferred tradition of post–Civil conflict Texas.
Robinson rode with McNelly because the Rangers subdued the clashes among the Suttons and the Taylors in DeWitt County. He served at the Rio Grande frontier in activities opposed to Juan Cortina, together with the well-known conflict on Palo Alto Prairie. He used to be with a celebration of Rangers who invaded Mexico to get well farm animals stolen from Texas ranchers. Pidge’s full of life, literate, and sometimes funny letters supply first-person money owed of those and different activities that supply a special photo of Ranger carrier within the field.
This Texas A&M collage Press version, incorporating newly came upon fabrics, additionally gains infrequent interval images, illustrations, and different priceless maps and images.