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"The Texas Vendetta; Or The Sutton-Taylor Feud: The Deadliest Blood Feud In Texas" by Victor M. Rose is a history of the most famous blood feud in Texas history.

Victors 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 that were the prime instigators in the Sutton-Taylor Feud that Rose so ably chronicles in this book. 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 the collision of the indigenous, defiant southerner----the Taylors----and the Scalawag/Carpetbagger power structure----the Sutton faction---- created by the Reconstruction Laws. He had first-hand knowledge of the participants on both sides and access to the people and records of the period. Out of this, he creates a picture of a fractured society, divided by war and preyed upon by unscrupulous authorities.

A first-hand look at this famous Texas Feud for the interested reader and student of Texas Ranger history.

There are approximately 21,100+ words and approximately 70+ pages at 300 words per page in this e-book.

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October 20
Maine Book Barn Publishing
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