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Jerry Thompson

Jerry Thompson is an authority on the Civil War in the Southwest and the history of the Rio Grande frontier.

TSHA Publications

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The Civil War on the Rio Grande frontier began in Zapata County only days after the first shots of the bloody conflict were fired at Fort Sumter,...

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Fifty Miles and a Fight is a rare and dramatic firsthand account of one of the most volatile and traumatic events in the long history...

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The "Reminiscences" of Maj. Gen. Zenas R. Bliss are a remarkably detailed account of his army service in Texas before and after the...

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In Valor Across the Lone Star: The Congressional Medal of Honor in Frontier Texas, author Charles M. Neal Jr. takes us back to the Texas...

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With more than 150 images, many never before published, historian Jerry Thompson tells the story of what Pulitzer Prize-winning historian William...