Civil War leader

Greyhound Commander bookcoverRichard Lowe, Regents Professor of history, annotated the previously unpublished manuscript of a Civil War military leader in Greyhound Commander: Confederate General John G. Walker's History of the Civil War West of the Mississippi (LSU Press). Walker's troops played a major role in the war and also were the subject of Lowe's 2004 Walker's Texas Division, C.S.A.: Greyhounds of the Trans-Mississippi, which won the Jefferson Davis Book Award.

"When I learned more about him, Walker became increasingly interesting," Lowe says. "Before he assumed command of the Texas Division, he had fought in the bloodiest single day of the war as a young general at Antietam and had performed at a very high level."