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Frontiersmen in Blue
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Robert Marshall Utley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Frontiersmen in Blue is a comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the United States Regular and Volunteer Armies that confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War. Between 1848 and 1865 the men in blue fought nearly all of the western tribes. Robert Utley describes many of these skirmishes in consummate detail, including descriptions of garrison life that was sometimes agonizingly isolated, sometimes caught in the lightning moments of desperate battle.
Frontiersmen in blue
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Robert M. Utley
Categories: Indians of North America
Type: BOOK - Published: 1967 - Publisher:

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A Global History of Relocation in Counterinsurgency Warfare
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Edward J Erickson
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-12 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Relocation as a strategy and operational approach in war has reappeared in various forms from the late 18th century to the present day. In A Global History of Relocation in Counterinsurgency Warfare, Edward J Erickson brings together a distinguished cast of contributors to present a chronological survey of the major relocations of people conducted as deliberate operational approaches to modern conflicts. Each chapter covers a different case study, including the removal of Native Americans in the USA, La Reconcentracion in Cuba, the American internment of Filipinos after the Balangiga Massacre, the deportation of the Boer population in South Africa and the relocation of Ottoman Armenians and Russian Jews. Bringing together the threads of the separate case studies, the conclusion reaffirms relocation as a deliberate operational approach used by major powers in warfare against real or perceived threats. This is a vital volume for academics and students interested in military history, counterinsurgency and strategic studies.
Unsung Hero of Gettysburg
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Edward G. Longacre
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Unsung Hero of Gettysburg explores the services of the honorable but neglected general of the Potomac Army, David McMurtrie Gregg, during Gettysburg, the pivotal battle of the Civil War.
Without Quarter
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: William Young Chalfant
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Without Quarter is the story of the first major U.S. army expedition against the Comanches between the Mexican and Civil wars. Chalfant first sets the historical context, then traces events to the climax at Crooked Creek on May 13, 1859.
The American Military Frontiers
Language: en
Pages: 361
Authors: Robert Wooster
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: UNM Press

For the U.S. Army, Western experiences illustrated its role in ensuring national security and in fostering national development. Its soldiers performed feats of great heroism and rank cruelty. Debates regarding the military's role in projecting Indian policy, the division of power between state and federal authorities, and the size of a professional military establishment reveal the inconsistency in the nation's views of its army.
Washita
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Jerome A. Greene
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-30 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

An evenhanded account of a tragic clash of cultures On November 27, 1868, the U.S. Seventh Cavalry under Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer attacked a Southern Cheyenne village along the Washita River in present-day western Oklahoma. The subsequent U.S. victory signaled the end of the Cheyennes’ traditional way of life and resulted in the death of Black Kettle, their most prominent peace chief. In this remarkably balanced history, Jerome A. Greene describes the causes, conduct, and consequences of the event even as he addresses the multiple controversies surrounding the conflict. As Greene explains, the engagement brought both praise and condemnation for Custer and carried long-range implications for his stunning defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn eight years later.
A People's History of the Civil War
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: David Williams
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-10 - Publisher: New Press, The

“Does for the Civil War period what Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States did for the study of American history in general.” —Library Journal Historian David Williams has written the first account of the American Civil War as viewed though the eyes of ordinary people—foot soldiers, slaves, women, prisoners of war, draft resisters, Native Americans, and others. Richly illustrated with little-known anecdotes and firsthand testimony, this path-breaking narrative moves beyond presidents and generals to tell a new and powerful story about America’s most destructive conflict. A People’s History of the Civil War is a “readable social history” that “sheds fascinating light” on this crucial period. In so doing, it recovers the long-overlooked perspectives and forgotten voices of one of the defining chapters of American history (Publishers Weekly). “Meticulously researched and persuasively argued.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Shavetails and Bell Sharps
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Emmett M. Essin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-03-12 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

The last U.S. Army mules were formally mustered out of the service in December 1956, ending 125 years of military reliance on the virtues of this singular animal. Much less glamorous than the cavalryman?s horse, the Army pack mule was a good deal more important: from the Mexican War through World War II, mules were an indispensable adjunct to army movement. ø The author has exhaustively researched the ubiquitous yet nearly invisible army mule. Through his work we learn a great deal about military procurement, transport, and supply, the bedrock on which military mobility rests.
Geronimo and Sitting Bull
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Bill Markley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-05-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Two Native American leaders who left a lasting legacy, Geronimo and Sitting Bull. Most Americans and many people worldwide have heard these two famous names. Today, however, the general public knows little about the lives of these great leaders. During the second half of the nineteenth century when they opposed white intrusion and expansion into their territories, just the mention of their names could spark fear or anger. After they surrendered to the army and lived in captivity, they evoked curiosity and sympathy for the plight of the American Indian. Author Bill Markley offers a thoughtful and entertaining examination of these legendary lives in this new joint biography of these two great leaders. .
The Wrath of Cochise
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Terry Mort
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-17 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In February 1861, the twelve-year-old son of Arizona rancher John Ward was kidnapped by Apaches. Ward followed their trail and reported the incident to patrols at Fort Buchanan, blaming a band of Chiricahuas led by the infamous warrior Cochise. Though Ward had no proof that Cochise had kidnapped his son, Lt. George Bascom organized a patrol and met with the Apache leader, who, not suspecting anything was amiss, had brought along his wife, his brother, and two sons. Despite Cochise's assertions that he had not taken the boy and his offer to help in the search, Bascom immediately took Cochise's family hostage and demanded the return of the boy. An incensed Cochise escaped the meeting tent amidst flying bullets and vowed revenge.What followed that precipitous encounter would ignite a Southwestern frontier war between the Chiricahuas and the US Army that would last twenty-five years. In the days following the initial melee, innocent passersby-Apache, white, and Mexican-would be taken as hostages on both sides, and almost all of them would be brutally slaughtered. Cochise would lead his people valiantly for ten years of the decades-long war.Thousands of lives would be lost, the economies of Arizona and New Mexico would be devastated, and in the end, the Chiricahua way of life would essentially cease to exist.In a gripping narrative that often reads like an old-fashioned Western novel, Terry Mort explores the collision of these two radically different cultures in a masterful account of one of the bloodiest conflicts in American frontier history.
The Terrible Indian Wars of the West
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Jerry Keenan
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-12 - Publisher: McFarland

“Best American Indian History, Indian Wars”--True West “Recommend.... Civil War buffs will get a kick out of seeing the pre- and post-Civil War careers of some great Union and Confederate officers”--Civil War News “The chronological timeline is very valuable and the book has a good index and a solid list of recommended readings. Full of interesting stories about individuals and events and the author’s candid commentary, the book is engaging and a useful reference source”--ARBA “A comprehensive examination of the wars between European immigrants and indigenous peoples throughout the Western United States between 1846 and 1890”--ProtoView “A comprehensive narrative...fill[s] a void by presenting a new inclusive study of the Western Indian Wars, one that enables readers to arrive at a fresh and more enlightened view of these terrible conflicts and emerge with a deeper understanding of how they developed and the lamentable consequences that resulted...tells what happened; what brought on the wars, and how they were prosecuted...Keenan has filled the need for an all-encompassing single volume history of the Western Indian wars...brings together the most recent works in the field, and from them distills a comprehensive, readable narrative, historically accurate, yet without the minutiae found in more detailed studies of individual campaigns and battles”--SirReadaLot.org Expansion! The history of the United States might well be summed up in that single word. The Indian Wars of the American West were a continuation of the struggle that began with the arrival of the first Europeans, and escalated as they advanced across the Appalachians before American independence had been won. This history of the Indian Wars of the Trans-Mississippi begins with the earliest clashes between Native Americans and Anglo-European settlers. The author provides a comprehensive narrative of the conflict in eight parts, covering eight geographical regions--the Pacific Northwest; California and Nevada; New Mexico, the Central Plains, the Southern Plains; Iowa, Minnesota and the Northern Plains; the Intermountain West, and the Desert Southwest--with an epilogue on Wounded Knee. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}