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General William S. Harney : prince of dragoons

Author: George Rollie Adams
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, General William S. Harney became one of the best-known military figures in America. In a career aided by Andrew Jackson and the concept of an expansible army, Harney saw duty in virtually every part of the country and participated in most of the key military episodes of his time. He chased remnants of Lafitte pirates in Louisiana, campaigned with Abraham Lincoln and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Adams, George Rollie.
General William S. Harney.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606523251
Named Person: William S Harney; William S Harney
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Rollie Adams
ISBN: 0803210582 9780803210585
OCLC Number: 44509193
Description: xix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Son of Tennessee pioneers --
2. A time for learning --
3. Boatman, woodsman, Indian fighter --
4. "That infernal pay department" --
5. "War to the rope" in Florida --
6. The road to Mexico City --
7. "Prince of Dragoons" in Texas --
8. "Great White Chief" on the plains --
9. Return to riverine warfare in Florida --
10. Civil unrest in Kansas and Utah --
11. The Pacific Northwest, "no ordinary sphere" --
12. "Loyal soldier" in Missouri --
13. "Our old friend" as peace commissioner --
14. A time for reflections.
Responsibility: George Rollie Adams.
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Features the biography of a nearly forgotten American military figure whose 45-year active career spanned the War of 1812 and the Civil War. William S Harney saw duty in virtually every part of the  Read more...

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-Adams proves that William S. Harney is a subject worthy of a definitive biography. His book is well researched and well written.---Randy Kane, Great Plains Quarterly--Randy Kane -Great Plains Read more...

 
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