skip to content
Great Sioux War orders of battle : how the United States Army waged war on the Northern Plains, 1876-1877 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Great Sioux War orders of battle : how the United States Army waged war on the Northern Plains, 1876-1877

Author: Paul L Hedren
Publisher: Norman, Okla. : University of Oklahoma Press, 2012, ©2011.
Series: Frontier military series, 31.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Lasting nearly two years, the Great Sioux War pitted almost one-third of the United States Army against Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyennes. By the time it ended, this grueling war had played out on twenty-seven different battlefields scattered across five states, resulted in hundreds of casualties, cost millions of dollars, and transformed the landscape and the lives of survivors on both sides. It also entrenched a  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul L Hedren
ISBN: 9780806143224 0806143223
OCLC Number: 783142683
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. Waging the Great Sioux War. The American army of 1876 ; On strategy and tactics ; The Great Sioux War begins ; The Black Hills front ; Reinforcements and starting over --
part 2. Developments of the Great Sioux War. Fort Pease relief ; Big Horn expedition ; Powder River ; Gibbon's column ; Black Hills front ; Yellowstone River ; Terry's column ; Big Horn and Yellowstone expedition I ; Reno scout ; Powder River trail ; Little Big Horn River ; Big Horn and Yellowstone expedition II ; Terry's and Gibbon's column ; Tongue River cantonment ; Spring Creek engagements ; Cantonment Reno ; Cedar Creek ; Dismounting and disarming the Sioux ; Fort Peck sortie ; Fort Peck expedition ; Powder River expedition ; Red Fork of the Powder River ; Wolf Mountains ; Muddy Creek ; In the field near the Yellowstone River ; In the field near the Tongue River ; Little Missouri expedition ; Big Horn post --
part 3. What went right and wrong? Reflection and analysis --
Appendix A. Participating Great Sioux War regiments and companies and instances of post-Civil War/pre-1876 Indian Campaign experience --
Appendix B. Staff and field-grade officers engaged in the Great Sioux War --
Appendix C. Company-grade officers engaged in the Great Sioux War --
Appendix D. Medical officers and contract surgeons engaged in the Great Sioux War --
Appendix E. Battles, skirmishes, and casualties of the Great Sioux War --
Appendix F. Officers killed or wounded in the Great Sioux War --
Appendix G. Glossary of critical military terms.
Series Title: Frontier military series, 31.
Responsibility: Paul L. Hedren.

Abstract:

Lasting nearly two years, the Great Sioux War pitted almost one-third of the United States Army against Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyennes. By the time it ended, this grueling war had played out on twenty-seven different battlefields scattered across five states, resulted in hundreds of casualties, cost millions of dollars, and transformed the landscape and the lives of survivors on both sides. It also entrenched a view of the army as largely inept. In this sourcebook, Paul Hedren uses extensive documentation to demonstrate that the American army adapted quickly to the challenges of fighting this unconventional war and was more effectively led and better equipped than is customarily believed. While it lost at Powder River and at the Little Big Horn, it did not lose the Great Sioux War. In the first part of this volume, Hedren considers concepts of doctrine, training, culture, and matériel to aid understanding of the army's structure and disposition. In part two, he dissects the twenty-eight Great Sioux War deployments in chronological order, including documentation of command structures, regiments, and companies employed. In the concluding section, the author addresses how an otherwise sound American army was defeated in two battles and nearly lost a third. The book also features seven helpful appendices, a glossary, and an oversized map showing forts, encampments, and battle sites.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/783142683> # Great Sioux War orders of battle : how the United States Army waged war on the Northern Plains, 1876-1877
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "783142683" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/oku> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Place/norman_okla> ; # Norman, Okla.
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/167656929> ; # United States. Army. Infantry
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Organization/united_states_army_cavalry> ; # United States. Army. Cavalry.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Meeting/black_hills_war_1876_1877> ; # Black Hills War (1876-1877)
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/140735476> ; # United States. Army. Cavalry
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Topic/black_hills_war_1876_1877> ; # Black Hills War, 1876-1877
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/973.82/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Organization/united_states_army_infantry> ; # United States. Army. Infantry.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800-1899
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/13634957> ; # Paul L. Hedren
    schema:datePublished "2012" ;
    schema:description "Lasting nearly two years, the Great Sioux War pitted almost one-third of the United States Army against Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyennes. By the time it ended, this grueling war had played out on twenty-seven different battlefields scattered across five states, resulted in hundreds of casualties, cost millions of dollars, and transformed the landscape and the lives of survivors on both sides. It also entrenched a view of the army as largely inept. In this sourcebook, Paul Hedren uses extensive documentation to demonstrate that the American army adapted quickly to the challenges of fighting this unconventional war and was more effectively led and better equipped than is customarily believed. While it lost at Powder River and at the Little Big Horn, it did not lose the Great Sioux War. In the first part of this volume, Hedren considers concepts of doctrine, training, culture, and matériel to aid understanding of the army's structure and disposition. In part two, he dissects the twenty-eight Great Sioux War deployments in chronological order, including documentation of command structures, regiments, and companies employed. In the concluding section, the author addresses how an otherwise sound American army was defeated in two battles and nearly lost a third. The book also features seven helpful appendices, a glossary, and an oversized map showing forts, encampments, and battle sites."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/506324887> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Series/frontier_military_series> ; # Frontier military series ;
    schema:name "Great Sioux War orders of battle : how the United States Army waged war on the Northern Plains, 1876-1877"@en ;
    schema:productID "783142683" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/783142683#PublicationEvent/norman_okla_university_of_oklahoma_press_2012_2011> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Agent/university_of_oklahoma_press> ; # University of Oklahoma Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780806143224> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/783142683> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Agent/university_of_oklahoma_press> # University of Oklahoma Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Oklahoma Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Meeting/black_hills_war_1876_1877> # Black Hills War (1876-1877)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Black Hills War (1876-1877)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Organization/united_states_army_cavalry> # United States. Army. Cavalry.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army. Cavalry." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Organization/united_states_army_infantry> # United States. Army. Infantry.
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army. Infantry." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Place/norman_okla> # Norman, Okla.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Norman, Okla." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Series/frontier_military_series> # Frontier military series ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/783142683> ; # Great Sioux War orders of battle : how the United States Army waged war on the Northern Plains, 1876-1877
    schema:name "Frontier military series ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/506324887#Topic/black_hills_war_1876_1877> # Black Hills War, 1876-1877
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Black Hills War, 1876-1877"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/13634957> # Paul L. Hedren
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Hedren" ;
    schema:givenName "Paul L." ;
    schema:name "Paul L. Hedren" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/140735476> # United States. Army. Cavalry
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army. Cavalry" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/167656929> # United States. Army. Infantry
    a schema:Organization ;
    schema:name "United States. Army. Infantry" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780806143224>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0806143223" ;
    schema:isbn "9780806143224" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/783142683>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/783142683> ; # Great Sioux War orders of battle : how the United States Army waged war on the Northern Plains, 1876-1877
    schema:dateModified "2016-08-17" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.