The Confederate Quartermaster in the Trans-Mississippi
The Blockade Runner's Texas Connection
This book recounts the history and activities of the Denbigh, one of the Civil War's most successful blockade runners. A new introduction by J. Barto Arnold III (which includes a lengthy appendix) reviews recent archival and archaeological research and highlights the blockade runner's place in the Confederacy's complex and ultimately insoluble problem of obtaining manufactured items from abroad. Originally published by University of Texas Press in 1964.
Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition, J. Barto Arnold III
1. The Quartermaster: His Place and Purpose
2. Clothing and Equipage
3. The Tax-in-Kind in the Trans-Mississippi
4. The Cotton Bureau
5. Transportation: Supply and Maintenance
6. Payrolls, Claims, and Money Troubles
'[A]n important contribution to the historian’s knowledge of a significant aspect of the military operations of the Civil War. (George L. Anderson, Civil War History)'
'[O]ffers much light in a hitherto little regarded area of Confederate studies. Professor Nichols deserves great credit for this fine contribution to Civil War knowledge.' (Allan C. Ashcraft, Southern Historical Quarterly)
'This [volume] . . . should help future scholars to a better understanding of the period 1861–65 than has ever been possible before'. (Robert A. Brent, Journal of Mississippi History)
'[A] pioneering work in the field of Trans-Mississippi logistics.' (William T. Windham, Journal of Southern History)
James L. Nichols