Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Roger S. Durham


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Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) by Roger S. Durham

Carlisle Barracks was established by the British Army in 1757 to support operations against the French during the French and Indian War. During the Revolutionary War, the post supported Washington’s army against the British. After the post was burned by Confederate forces during the Civil War, it was rebuilt and served as the U.S. Army’s Cavalry School until 1871, when the post was closed. In 1879, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School opened at the post to educate Native American children. This school operated until 1918, when the U.S. Army resumed control of the post and opened a hospital to care for wounded World War I soldiers. The U.S. Army Field Medical School opened there in 1920 and remained until that function was relocated in 1946. In 1951, the U.S. Army War College moved to Carlisle Barracks, where it remains. Using vintage photographs, Carlisle Barracks chronicles how for more than 250 years this post has supported military operations and training and continues to do so today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738562322
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/28/2009
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,232,371
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Drawing on the resources of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks, Roger S. Durham, director of the U.S. Army Heritage Museum, has created a visual journey through time to examine the evolution of this historically significant U.S. Army installation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Early Years 9

2 The Civil War 21

3 The Indian Industrial School 51

4 General Hospital No. 31 and the Medical Field Service School 81

5 The Army War College and Carlisle Barracks Today 107

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Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book,well put togeter,great rare photos of the base being the second oldest base in the u.s.a