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DUSTY FOG'S CIVIL WAR series
J.T. Edson

Comanche is traditionally listed as the first book in the series but as it takes place entirely before the start of the war we have discounted it and begin Dusty Fog's Civil War with Mississippi Raider.

Who is Dusty Fog?
Dusty (Dustine Edward Marsden Fog) is the principal protagonist in most of the Floating Outfit stories and Civil War stories. Short but strongly built for his height, Dusty is exceptionally fast with his twin Colts and commonly considered the fastest gun in Texas, a skilled rifle shot though usually preferring a Winchester carbine as being more suited to his small stature, and unequalled in hand-to-hand combat either unarmed or with a saber. Dusty adapts his talents to the situation whether as light cavalry commander (e.g. in Kill Dusty Fog!), or spy (e.g. as assistant to Belle Boyd in The Rebel Spy).

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Published July 15, 2017
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8: THE DEVIL GUN

It was Dusty Fog against two Union army fanatics, a fiendish 'Devil Gun', and the entire strength of the warlike Indian nations. On the result hung the lives of every man, woman and child in Texas. The Ager Coffee-Mill Gun was the first successful automatic-fire weapon, the most deadly innovation to warfare since the discovery of gunpowder. One of these guns was in the hands of a pair of fanatical Union supporters and the use to which they intended to put it turned Lieutenant Jackson Marsden, West Point honor cadet, into a deserter from his regiment and a traitor to the Union cause. It also caused Captain Dusty Fog of the Texas Light Cavalry to be sent from his command with orders to capture the gun at all costs. Two young men, one in Confederate grey, the other wearing Union blue, rode three hundred miles with danger and death lurking every inch of the way. At last Dusty Fog stood with his two Army Colts pitted against the fanatics and their Devil Gun … with the lives of every man, woman and child in Texas forfeit if he should fail!

   


Published April 15, 2017
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7: KILL DUST FOG!

At the head of the hard riding, harder-fighting Company 'C' of the Texas Light Cavalry, a young Confederate States' Army captain played havoc with the Yankees in Arkansas.

He struck when least expected, with the raging fury of a Texas twister, and left destruction as great as any whirlwind in his wake. Fearing for his rank and position, General Trumpeter, commanding the Union's Army of Arkansas, issued an order. The officers responsible for carrying it out knew that doing so would be anything but easy.

The order said: "No matter how it is done, capture or KILL Dusty Fog!"

   


Published January 15, 2017
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6: A MATTER OF HONOR

Amid the rage of The American Civil War, Captain "Dusty" Fog laid down his arms in truce - for the sake of an enemy soldier.

It was a matter of honor for the Texas gun wizard to defend the brave Yank wrongly court-martialed for cowardice. But it would also be the most difficult and most dangerous decision of Fog's life.

Through the maze of spies and fanatics behind the Bluecoat lines, Fog learned of a barbaric new weapon poised against his own Texas Light Cavalrymen. Honor demanded that Fog obey the truce. Humanity demanded he act to avert disaster. And, as time grew short, ruthless attempts upon his life were set in motion...

   


Published August 1, 2017
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5; THE FASTEST GUN IN TEXAS

At fifteen he joined the Confederate Army. By eighteen he had become a legend.

His name was Dusty Fog: a man with a magic hand that could draw, shoot and hit his mark in less than a second.

Dusty killed quick. His opponents died slow...slow getting their six-shooter clear of leather.

In the wild, lawless West he was riding hell-bent for justice...to save a man from hanging, to catch a pair of killers, and to pay a bushwhacker with bullets from Texas's fastest gun.

   


Published March 1, 2016
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4: UNDER THE STARS AND BARS

The sudden drumming of hooves mingling with the crackle of revolvers' shots, accompanied by a ringing shout of 'Yeeah! Texas Light!' Following them, smoke and flames might rise from a Quartermasters' Corps depot; a supply train would be found, its wagons wrecked, their loads carried off and teams driven away; a cursing Artillery officer could find the guns in his battery spiked and his magazine exploded.

That was how the men who rode under the Stars and Bars flag of the Confederate States fought against the Yankees in Arkansas. One name ranked high when such incidents were mentioned. That of an eighteen-year-old captain, the commanding officer of the Texas Light Cavalry's Company 'C'.

His name was Dusty Fog.

   


Published November 1, 2015
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3: THE BIG GUN

It was the Parrot 30-Pounder rifled cannon. Eleven feet long, it weighted more than four tons and could throw a devastating shell more than two miles. It was a piece of pure Yankee hell...

And now the Union troops were using the Big Gun to bombard Rebel forces along the Arkansas line. Only Yankees would think of toting the Big Gun around. And only Dusty Fog could put it out of service.

   


Published November 1, 2015
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2: YOUR'RE IN COMMAND NOW, MR FOG

The Yankee sharpshooter's mistake caused the Union's Army of Arkansas to lose the Battle of Martin's Hill. Yet, on the face of it, he had selected the correct target. The Rebel cavalry captain had the appearance of being a smart, capable soldier who would make the correct decision on a vital issue. Neither of the junior officers struck the sharpshooter as worthy of consideration, or concern. One was a tall, red-haired second lieutenant. The sharpshooter decided that he was a hot-head, impulsive and with little knowledge of the military tactics. In the sharpshooter's opinion, the small, insignificant-looking first lieutenant would be unlikely to know what to do if the captain was killed; the enlisted men would be disinclined to follow such a callow, short-grown youngster. So the sharpshooter squeezed the trigger. He killed Captain von Hertz and so put First Lieutenant Dusty Fog in command of the Texas Light Cavalry's hard riding, harder hitting Company 'C'.

   


Published April 1, 2015
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1: MISSISSIPPI RAIDER

She had come out of the Louisiana bayou, a hard-riding young beauty who had seen her parents killed in cold blood by agents from the North. Driven by her desire for revenge, Belle Boyd joined the Great Cause--that would take her into the heart of a nation cleaved in two, and closer to her parents' killers.

Joining the Secret Service of the Confederacy, she pitted her courage, wits, and fighting skills against the Union's best agents. But while she spawned a legend with her daring escapades and undercover work, her greatest challenge lay ahead, on a mission deep behind enemy lines--to stop a deadly new weapon from entering the war!

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