"Life And Services Of General Ben McCulloch" by Victor M. Rose is the biography of a famous Texas' Ranger, U. S. Marshall, & Confederate General in the American Civil War.
Victor M. Rose (1842-1893), the author, was an editor, lawyer, poet, and Texas historian born in Victoria Texas. When Texas seceded, Rose joined the Third Texas Cavalry which was incorporated into a brigade, later commanded by General Laurence Sullivan Ross. Ross indelibly stamped his identity on the unit so that it became known as Ross' Texas Brigade. While a member of Ross' Texas Brigade, Rose was wounded at least three times, once severely.
After the war, Rose's family plantation, Forest Grove, was confiscated by the "Reconstruction" forces. Rose then committed himself to his newspaper and writing work. Rose is most widely known as a Texas historian publishing The Texas Vendetta; Or, The Sutton-Taylor Feud (1880); Ross' Texas Brigade (1881); Some Historical Facts in Regard to the Settlement of Victoria, Texas: Its Progress and Present Status (1883), and The Life and Services of General Ben McCulloch (1888).
In this book, Rose paints a vivid picture of this famous Texan's life & services to the Lone Star Republic & later the state of Texas. McCulloch fought in the Texas revolution that created the Republic of Texas. He then joined one of the companies of the famed Texas Rangers & helped protect the settlers from Indian attacks often fomented by the Mexican government, eager to reclaim Texas. During the Mexican-American War, his command of Rangers helped General Taylor defeat the Mexican army at Monterrey & Buena Vista. When Texas seceded, McCulloch was made a general & commanded the frontier of Northern Texas. In this capacity he commanded at the Confederate victory at Wilson's Creek, Missouri (1861). He was killed leading his command at the Confederate defeat at Pea Ridge, Arkansas (1862).
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