Credits & Sources
Fort McKavett and the Hill Country Frontier was written by Steve Dial, Contributing Editor for Texas Beyond History (see Frontier Forts Supporters and Contributors).
Print Sources for Further Reading
Arnold, James R.
2000 Jeff Davis's Own: Cavalry, Comanches, and the Battle for the Texas Frontier. John
Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
1985 Sharps Rifles and Spanish Mules: The San Antonio-El Paso Mail, 1851-1881. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
1968 Lone Star: A History of Texas and the Texans. Collier Books, New York, paperback edition 1980.
1979 Comanches: The Destruction of a People. Alfred A. Knopf, New York.
1971 The Black Infantry in the West, 1869-1891. Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., Westport, CT., University of Oklahoma Press paperback edition 1996.
Jordan, Terry G.
1966 German Seed in Texas Soil: Immigrant Farmers in Nineteenth-Century Texas. University of Texas Press, Austin.
Leckie, William H.
1967 The Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Pierce, Michael D.
1993 The Most Promising Young Officer: A Life of Ranald Slidell Mackenzie.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Smith, David Paul
1992 Frontier Defense in the Civil War: Texas' Rangers and Rebels. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
Smith, Thomas T.
1999 The U.S. Army and the Texas Frontier Economy, 1845-1900. Texas A&M
University Press, College Station.
2000 The Old Army in Texas: A Research Guide to the U.S. Army in Nineteenth-Century Texas. Texas State Historical Association, Austin.
Sullivan, Jerry M.
Nd. Fort McKavett: A Texas Frontier Post. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Utley, Robert M.
1967 Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865.
McMillan, New York, University of Nebraska Press paperback edition, Bison Book printing, 1981.
1973 Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1865-1891. McMillan, New York, University of Nebraska Press paperback edition, Bison Book printing, 1984.
Wallace, Ernest and E. Adamson Hoebel
1952 The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, paperback edition, 1986.
Weaver, Bobby D.
1985 Castro's Colony: Empresario Development in Texas, 1842-1865. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.
Website of Fort McKavett State Historic Site. Provides information on activities and events, directions, and additional fort history and photographs.
Fort Concho National Historic Landmark webpage, with a good variety of information including a "virtual tour" of the post.
Website of the Texas Forts Trail group, a partnership of individuals working with city and state agencies and regional economic development organizations to provide a excellent compendium of resources on Texas forts.
The Handbook of Texas Online.
Suggested search topics:
Ben Ficklin, Texas
Fort Little River
Fort Martin Scott
Fourth United States Cavalry
Hays, John Coffee
Santa Cruz de San Sabá Mission