John Baylor

John Baylor

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Robert Baylor was a politician in Texas and a military officer of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. Baylor was born in Paris, Kentucky, the son of a United States Army surgeon, and lived on various Army posts during his youth. He moved to Texas at age 18, where he became a prominent citizen, state legislator and Indian Agent. In 1861 he organized a force to drive the Union forces from the southwest and led his men into New Mexico Territory. Following his victory at the Battle of Mesilla and the surrender of federal forces in the area, he proclaimed himself the military governor of Arizona Territory - a region encompassing the southern half of the modern states of New Mexico and Arizona. His position was confirmed by the Confederate Congress. A disagreement over critical articles in the Mesilla Times led to a fight with the editor, Robert P. Kelly, who died of his injuriesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613665458X
  • 9786136654584