The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880: Uniforms, Weapons and Equipment

The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880: Uniforms, Weapons and Equipment

by Douglas C. McChristian
     
 

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 The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880, Douglas C. McChristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against the backdrop of a highly influential military operation-the Indian campaigns in the West.

McChristian discusses the evolution of military clothing, equipment, and

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 The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880, Douglas C. McChristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against the backdrop of a highly influential military operation-the Indian campaigns in the West.

McChristian discusses the evolution of military clothing, equipment, and arms throughout the decade and fully describes each type of item and its modifications. Drawing much new information from the records of the Ordnance and Quartermaster departments, he also adds the human perspective with excerpts from previously unpublished 1875 field reports.

Lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred photographs gathered from public and private collections across the nation, this book is an invaluable reference for collectors, curators, and students of militaria and of the colorful frontier era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806137827
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
02/08/2006
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas C. McChristian is a retired research historian for the National Park Service in the Santa Fe regional office and a former National Park Service field historian at Fort Davis and Fort Laramie National Historic Sites and at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. A resident of Tucson, Arizona, he is the author of Fort Bowie, Arizona:Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894.

John P. Langellier is the author of numerous books on the American West and military history.

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