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George Crook : from the Redwoods to Appomattox

Author: Paul Magid
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Renowned for his prominent role in the Apache and Sioux wars, General George Crook ... was considered by William Tecumseh Sherman to be his greatest Indian-fighting general ... Paul Magid ... focuses on Crook's early years through the end of the Civil War. It offers insight into the influences that later would make him both a nemesis of the Indian tribes and their ardent advocate ... This is primarily an account of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: George Crook
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Magid
ISBN: 9780806142074 0806142073
OCLC Number: 706677633
Description: viii, 408 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: On the Ohio frontier --
West Point --
An entirely new experience --
Assignment to Fort Humboldt --
Fort Jones --
Exploring the country and the Williamson-Abbot Expedition --
Indian removal and the Rogue River War --
Campaigning in the Pit River Valley --
Fort Ter-Waw --
The Coeur d'Alene War --
Return to Fort Ter-Waw --
A trip east --
A colonel in the volunteers --
Lewisburg --
The Second Battle of Bull Run --
South Mountain and Antietam --
The Army of the Cumberland --
In command of cavalry and the Chattanooga Campaign --
The Wheeler Raid --
Blazer's Scouts --
The Dublin Raid --
The Lynchburg Campaign --
Early's Raid on Washington --
The Second Battle of Kernstown --
The bull terrier and the newfoundland dog --
Campaigning in the valley --
The Battle of Opequon (Third Winchester) --
Victory at Fisher's Hill --
The Battle of Cedar Creek --
Mosby's Rangers --
Kidnapped --
Commander of cavalry in Grant's army --
The final struggle --
Afterward.
Responsibility: by Paul Magid.
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"Renowned for his prominent role in the Apache and Sioux wars, General George Crook ... was considered by William Tecumseh Sherman to be his greatest Indian-fighting general ... Paul Magid ... focuses on Crook's early years through the end of the Civil War. It offers insight into the influences that later would make him both a nemesis of the Indian tribes and their ardent advocate ... This is primarily an account of Crook's dramatic and sometimes controversial role in the Civil War, in which he was involved on three fronts in West Virginia, Tennessee, and Virginia"--Jacket.

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