Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865

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U of Nebraska Press, 1981 - History - 384 pages
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A comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the U.S. regular and volunteer armies that confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War.
  

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In Frontiersmen in Blue, Robert Utley provides a sweeping and insightful glimpse into the challenges, triumphs, and downfalls of the United States Army, as it struggled to deal with the explosion of ... Read full review

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The story of the US army in the wars against the American Indian. Understrength, under paid, and under fed with cruel discpline, they helped to settle the American frontier with towns springing up ... Read full review

Contents

TWO The Mandate of Congress
10
FOUR Garrisoning the Great Plains
59
FIVE Occupying the Southwest
78
six Pacific Outpost
91
SEVEN Rise of the Plains Indian Barrier 185461
108
EIGHT Rio Grande Campaigns 185461
142
NINE Operations in the Pacific Northwest 185560
175
TEN Fort Sumter and the Western Frontier
211
TWELVE The Army of the Southwest 186265
231
THIRTEEN Siblcy Sully and the Sioux 186264
261
FOURTEEN Plains Aflame 1864
281
FIFTEEN Plains Campaigns 1865
300
SIXTEEN Legacy and Prospect 1866
341
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Robert M. Utley is recognized as one of the leading historians of the American West. He is the author of the much-acclaimed Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life, published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1989, and of the award-winning books Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (1988) and High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier (1987), as well as the authoritative Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866?1891 (also a Bison Book).

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