The Texas Rangers are one of the most storied law enforcement agencies in the world. Nearly two centuries old, its reputation and mythology was solidified in the post-Civil War era, when it was responsible for the capture of numerous criminals-such as the notorious criminal Sam Bass-and the final defeat of the Apache Indians in Texas territory.
This is the classic account of those years, by Ranger JAMES BUCHANAN GILLETT (1856-1937), an essential document of how the Rangers operated by someone who was there. Like the best rip-roaring adventure fiction, Gillett relates tales of:
. the Mason County War
. the Horrell-Higgins feud
. Sam Bass and his train robber gang
. the Salt Lake War
. "treacherous braves, a faithful dog, and a murder"
. the last fight between Rangers and Apaches
. and much more.