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Scouting On The Border

Author : Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
ISBN : OXFORD:N10508114
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On The Border With Crook

Author : John Gregory Bourke
ISBN : 0803257414
Genre : History
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From 1870 until 1886 Captain John O. Bourke served on the staff of General George Crook, who Sherman described as the greatest Indian fighter the army ever had, a man whose prowess was demon-strated "from British America to Mexico, from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean." But On the Border with Crook is far more than a first-hand account of Crook's campaigns during the Plains Indian wars and in the Southwest. Alert, curious, and perceptive, Bourke brings to life the whole frontier scene. In crisp descriptions and telling anecdotes he recreates the events and landscapes through which he moved; he sketches sharp action-pictures not only of Crook and his fellow cavalrymen but also of such great leaders as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and Geronimo. Perhaps most important, Bourke shows us how General Crook was able to achieve his most remarkable victory?how this man of war won and deserved the trust of the tribes he had subjugated.

Memoirs Of The Rebellion On The Border 1863

Author : Wiley Britton
ISBN : 0803261098
Genre : History
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In 1863 the news of Northern victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg made the outcome of the Civil War clear to young Wiley Britton, who was fighting for the Union with the Sixth Kansas Cavalry. But there was still hell to pay before anyone could go home. Nowhere else was the war so brutal as on the borders of Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, and the Indian territory, where bushwhackers and guerrilas dogged the heels of men going into battle. Always just ahead was the artillery fire of the Confederates. Trying to do his job and stay alive, private Britton wrote about engagements at Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Cane Hill, and elsewhere. Memoirs of the Rebellion on the Border, supplies a personal dimension unavailable to later historians, describing at firsthand the look of the countryside, the plight of its citizens, and, most poignantly, the faces and voices of comrades marching into history.

Civil War On The Missouri Kansas Border

Author : Donald Gilmore
ISBN : 1455602302
Genre : History
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During the Civil War, the western front was the scene of some of that conflicti s bloodiest and most barbaricencounters as Union raiders and Confederate guerrillas pursued each other from farm to farm with equal disregard for civilian casualties. Historical accounts of these events overwhelmingly favor the victorious Union standpoint, characterizing the Southern fighters as wanton, unprincipled savages. But in fact, as the author, himself a descendant of Union soldiers, discovered, the bushwhackersi violent reactions were understandable, given the reign of terror they endured as a result of Lincolni s total war in the West. In reexamining many of the long-held historical assumptions about this period, Gilmore discusses President Lincolni s utmost desire to keep Missouri in the Union by any and all means. As early as 1858, Kansan and Union troops carried out unbridled confiscation or destruction of Missouri private property, until the state became known as "the burnt region." These outrages escalated to include martial law throughout Missouri and finally the infamous General Orders Number 11 of September 1863 in which Union general Thomas Ewing, federal commander of the region, ordered the deportation of the entire population of the border counties. It is no wonder that, faced with the loss of their farms and their livelihoods, Missourians struck back with equal force.

Storytelling On The Northern Irish Border

Author : Ray Cashman
ISBN : 9780253352521
Genre : Performing Arts
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Folklore and identity in Northern Ireland

Warrior Race

Author : Lawrence James
ISBN : 9781429975827
Genre : History
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Modern Britain is a nation shaped by wars. The boundaries of its separate parts are the outcome of conquest and resistance. The essence of its identity are the warrior heroes, both real and imagined, who still capture the national imagination: from Boadicea to King Arthur, Rob Roy to Henry V, the Duke of Wellington to Winston Churchill. It is a sense of identity that grew under careful cultivation during the global struggles of the eighteenth century, and found its most powerful expression during the world wars of the twentieth. In Warrior Race, Lawrence James investigates the role played by war in the making of Britain. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological research, as well as numerous unfamiliar and untapped resources, he charts the full reach of British military history: the physical and psychological impact of Roman military occupation; the monarchy's struggle for mastery of the British Isles; the civil wars of the seventeenth century; the "total war" experience of twentieth-century conflict. But Warrior Race is more than just a compelling historical narrative. Lawrence James skillfully pulls together the momentous themes of his subject. He discusses how war has continually been a catalyst for social and political change, the rise, survival, and reinvention of chivalry, the literary quest for a British epic, the concept of birth and breeding as the qualifications for command in war, and the issues of patriotism and Britain's antiwar tradition. Warrior Race is popular history at its very best: incisive, informative, and accessible; immaculately researched and hugely readable. Balancing the broad sweep of history with an acute attention to detail, Lawrence James never loses sight of this most fascinating and enduring of subjects: the question of British national identity and character.

A Daughter Of The Middle Border

Author : Hamlin Garland
ISBN : 9780486148458
Genre : Literary Collections
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Pulitzer Prize-winning sequel to A Son of the Middle Border continues the author's autobiographical theme and deals sensitively with Garland's marriage and later career, as well as the challenges of pioneer life in 19th-century mid-America.

My Life On The Plains

Author : George Armstrong Custer
ISBN : 9781429021043
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1874, just two years before General George A. Custer's death at Little Big Horn, a collection of his magazine articles was published as ""My Life on the Plains."" Custer, General in the U.S. Army's Seventh Cavalry, wrote personal accounts of his encounters with Native Americans during the western Indian warfare of 1867-1869. The collection was a document of its time and an important primary source for anyone interested in U.S. military affairs and U.S./Native American relations. Custer's references to Indians as ""bloodthirsty savages"" were tempered by his empathetic understanding of their reason for fighting: ""If I were an Indian, I often think I would greatly prefer to cast my lot among those of my people who adhered to the free open plains, rather than submit to the confined limits of a reservation ""

Chronicles Of Border Warfare Or A History Of The Settlement By The Whites Of North Western Virginia And Of The Indian Wars And Massacres In That Section Of The Indian Wars And Massacres In That Section Of The State

Author : Alexander Scott Withers
ISBN : 9781465540171
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Our Western Border

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ISBN : NYPL:33433081750709
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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