Simon and Schuster
In the early 1860s, far from the American Civil War’s traditional Eastern and even “Western” theaters, New Mexico Territory quickly became an American, Confederate, Diné, and Apache battleground for control of the region. Despite its strategic value to all parties and the blood spilt to win it, the Southwest has remained a geographically and intellectually distant frontier in most historians’ conceptions of the war. Pushing back against the region’s neglected status in her latest book, The Three-Cornered War: The Union, The Confederacy, and the Native Peoples in the Fight for the West, Megan Kate Nelson effectively brings the Far West front and center to the ambitions, military objectives and engagements, and long term consequences of the Civil War.
Stern, Alexandra Elise
"The Three-Cornered War: the Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 22
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol22/iss2/3