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Edward J. Steptoe and the Indian wars : life on the frontier, 1815-1865

Author: Ronald E McFarland
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This definitive biography of Steptoe chronicles the career of a field officer who served nearly four years in the Second Seminole War, won commendation for gallantry during the Mexican War, performed admirably (though controversially) in the Utah Territory, undertook construction of forts at Walla Walla in the newly defined Washington Territory and engaged with various tribes throughout his deployments"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edward Jenner Steptoe; Edward Jenner Steptoe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald E McFarland
ISBN: 9781476662329 1476662320
OCLC Number: 933765947
Description: vii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Privileged boyhood --
At West Point --
In Florida: the Second Seminole War --
In Mexico --
The Gunnison Affair --
In the Washington Territory: building forts at Walla Walla --
"Chapter of accidents" --
Last years --
Epilogue: legacy.
Responsibility: Ron McFarland.

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Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Steptoe's near miraculous escape from encirclement by 1,000 Northern Plateau Indians in 1858 is a familiar story from the Indian Wars. This definitive biography of  Read more...

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"a deftly presented and inherently fascinating read that will be especially appreciated by American military and western history buffs...strongly recommended"--Midwest Book Review.

 
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