By Thomas W. Cutrer
[A] well-written, comprehensively researched biography.--Publishers Weekly
"Will either edify the coed whereas appealing and wonderful the final reader. . . . Cutrer's learn is impeccable, his prose energetic, and his lifetime of McCulloch prone to stay the traditional for plenty of years.--Civil War
"A well-crafted paintings that makes an enormous contribution to figuring out the frontier army culture and the early phases of the Civil battle within the West.--Civil battle History
"A penetrating examine of a guy who was once one of many final citizen infantrymen to put on a general's stars.--Blue and Gray
"A brisk narrative full of colourful quotations via and concerning the crucial determine. . . . turns into the normal biography of Ben McCulloch.--Journal of Southern History
"A fast paced, truly written narrative that does complete justice to its heroically outsized subject.--American ancient Review
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After crossing the Atlantic in the mid-eighteenth century, the McCullohs were highly influential in the development of North Carolina. James McCulloh of Grogan had a son named Henry by each of his two wives. The second Henry, a London merchant, was the first of the family to immigrate to the New World, settling in North Carolina in 1741 as a special representative of the Crown. Described as "a typical adventurer in the realm of colonial politics and economics," he speculated in land on an enormous scale, acquiring empresarial grants of over a million acres, making him the second largest landholder in the history of North Carolina.
Warriors struck across the river from the present site of Cuero and kidnapped thirteen-year-old Matilda Lockhart from Andrew Lockhart's family and two more children from the home of Mitchell Putnam, carrying them into the Guadalupe Mountains. Word was sent up the river as far as Gonzales, and the McCullochs, with veteran Indian fighter Capt. Mathew (Old Paint) Caldwell, raised volunteers to pursue the raiders and free their captives. The settlers struck the Comanches' trail and followed it to a point near Cibolo Creek, where it turned north.
Mathew (Old Paint) Caldwell, raised volunteers to pursue the raiders and free their captives. The settlers struck the Comanches' trail and followed it to a point near Cibolo Creek, where it turned north. " In a short time sleet was falling and the ground was covered with ice. By night the trail could no longer be followed, and the men, shivering in their summer clothes, were at the point of freezing. 2 Little daunted, twenty-eight-year-old Ben McCulloch recruited a second party late in February for an expedition to the headwaters of the Guadalupe to cooperate with a larger column led up the Colorado by Col.