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The frontier Army : episodes from Dakota and the West

Author: R Eli Paul
Publisher: Pierre : South Dakota Historical Society Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"A selection of essays, compiled by R. Eli Paul, on the diverse experiences of those in and associated with the Regular Army stationed on the Great Plains, highlighting fights with and suffering of American Indians, the monotony of Army life, and how the soldiers are remembered today"--
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Eli Paul
ISBN: 9781941813218 1941813216
OCLC Number: 1082339241
Description: 189 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The frontier Army remembered / R. Eli Paul --
Harney's aide-de-camp at the Blue Water fight, 1855 : a letter by Marshall T. Polk II, United States Army / R. Eli Paul --
The Fourth United States Artillery and the Great Sioux War : source material / Paul L. Hedren --
Shoot today and kill tomorrow : the function and evolution of artillery during the Indian campaigns, 1866-1890 / Douglas C. McChristian --
No time to fight : recreation in the frontier Army / Lori A. Cox-Paul --
"A very good friend to the Army" : the frontier soldier in the Western art of Frederic Remington / Brian W. Dippie --
Lakota perspectives on Wounded Knee, 1890 / Jerome A. Greene --
Remembering the Buffalo soldiers : memorials to black soldiers of the Indian-war era / Frank N. Schubert.
Responsibility: edited by R. Eli Paul.

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Centring on military conflicts and postings around present-day South Dakota and in the Black Hills between 1854 and 1890, the contributors to this volume highlight the diverse experiences of those  Read more...

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Seldom does one volume offer so much varied perspective. It unites the talents of seven prominent frontier army and Indian historians to honor two recently departed colleagues, John D. McDermott and Read more...

 
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