No Greater Calling: A Chronological Record of Sacrifice and Heroism during the Western Indian Wars, 1865-1898

Overview

In May of 1865, the United States celebrated the end of the American Civil War, but even as this nation celebrated the end of war, violence continued in the West, as it would for much of the rest of the century. Indians, pushed ever westward by the encroachment of civilization, fought back. They made war upon the settlers, the infrastructure, and the economy of the West, while men of bad character attempted to gain their own advantage. Indeed between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the century it was ...

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Overview

In May of 1865, the United States celebrated the end of the American Civil War, but even as this nation celebrated the end of war, violence continued in the West, as it would for much of the rest of the century. Indians, pushed ever westward by the encroachment of civilization, fought back. They made war upon the settlers, the infrastructure, and the economy of the West, while men of bad character attempted to gain their own advantage. Indeed between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the century it was upon the Western frontier that the men of the U.S. Army were called to service. Over 1,200 men would answer their nation's greatest calling, giving their lives in service to their country. These men, their service, sacrifice and heroism have finally been recognized in this comprehensive work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764342554
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,157,294
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1865 7

Platte River Bridge, Dakota Territory (26 July 1865) 21

1866 29

Near Fort Phil Kearny, Dakota Territory (21 December 1866) 41

1867 44

Near Fort Wallace, Kansas (26 June 1867) 53

Beaver Creek, Kansas (2 July 1867) 54

Prairie Dog Creek, Kansas (21 and 22 August 1867) 60

Infernal Caverns, near Pitt River, California (26 and 27 September 1867) 64

1868 72

Arickaree Fork of Republican River, Kansas (17 to 25 September 1868) 92

Washita River, Antelope Hills, Indian Territory (27 November 1868) 100

1869 104

1870 126

Near North Fork, Little Wichita River, Texas (12 July 1870) 134

1871 139

1872 148

1873 164

Lava Beds, near Tule Lake, California (17 January 1873) 165

Lava Beds, California (11, 15 to 17 April 1873) 170

Hardin Butte, Lava Beds, California (26 April 1873) 172

Lake Soras, California (10 May 1873) 175

1874 183

1875 201

Sand Hills, near Cheyenne Agency, Indian Territory (6 April 1875) 202

1876 225

Rosebud Creek, Montana Territory (17 June 1876) 229

Little Big Horn, Montana Territory (25 and 26 June 1876) 231

Little Big Horn River, Montana Territory (25 June 1876) 236

Slim Buttes, Dakota Territory (9 September 1876) 243

Bates Creek, North Fork of Powder River, Wyoming Territory (25 November 1876) 249

1877 252

Little Muddy Creek, Montana Territory (7 May 1877) 256

White Bird Canyon, Idaho Territory (17 June 1877) 258

Cottonwood Ranch, near Craig's Mountain, Idaho Territory (3 July 1877) 260

South Fork of Clearwater River, Idaho Territory (11 and 12 July 1877) 261

Near Big Hole Basin, Montana Territory (9 and 10 August 1877) 265

Canyon Creek, Montana Territory (13 September 1877) 271

Snake or Eagle Creek, Bear Paw Mountains, Montana Territory (30 September 1877) 273

1878 279

1879 288

Milk River, Colorado (29 September to 1 October 1879) 297

1880 306

1881 318

1882 328

Big Dry Wash or Chevelon's Fork, Arizona Territory (17 July 1882) 331

1883 335

1884 337

1885 339

1886 344

1887 348

1888 351

1889 353

1890 357

Wounded Knee Creek, South Dakota (29 December 1890) 359

1891-1898 365

Sugar Point, Leech Lake, Minnesota (5 and 6 October 1898) 372

Conclusion 373

Appendix A Western Indian War Casualty Roster (1865-1898) 374

Appendix B Medal of Honor (1865-1898) 394

Appendix C Brevets (1865-1898) 400

Appendix D Certificate of Merit (1865-1898) 404

Bibliography 405

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