Fort Huachuca : A Story of a Frontier Post

Fort Huachuca : A Story of a Frontier Post

by Cornelius C. Smith


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Fort Huachuca : A Story of a Frontier Post by Cornelius C. Smith

Part of the magic of Fort Huachuca is in people like Cornelius Cole Smith, Jr. Corney to his many friends. Descendent of Arizona pioneers, son of a cavalryman and Medal of Honor winner, Corney absorbed the lore and fables of Southwestern and military history by living among generations who helped make it. Born at Fort Huachuca when the colorful U.S. Cavalry still patrolled the International Border and later returning when his father was assigned as Post Commander, Corney could have written an absorbing narrative even without the meticulous scholarly research that this volume displays.

Of the more than 70 military posts established in Arizona during the frontier era, only Fort Huachuca remains as an active Army garrison. Corney has written of the people and events that shape the character of this once lonely mountain outpost into today's center of modern technology. Reading these pages, it becomes clear why this rich heritage captures the imagination of those who are stationed here to set the tone for their service.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780898750638
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 417
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1.In the Beginning1
2.The Troublesome Treaty9
3.New Post on the Border15
4.Growing Pains23
5.Paydays and Hangovers41
6.The Lines are Drawn47
7.A Frustrating Beginning65
8.The Results Have Been Indecisive69
9.Surrender or Fight to the Bitter End87
10.What Shall We do with Them?93
11.Who Won?103
12.Messages by Mirror115
13.Food, Fodder, and Mules127
14.The Civilian Volunteers135
15.Calm After the Storm141
16.Trouble on the Border157
17.Villa Dead or Alive!167
18.The Buffalo Soldiers197
19.Ambos Nogales211
20.The Twilight Zone219
21.Tales of Fort Huachuca233
22.Between the Two World Wars243
23.The Marvelous Indian Scouts251
24.The Blue Helmet Division277
25.The Buffalo Division295
26.Is Fort Huachuca Through?311
27.Enter the Electronic Era317
28.Fort Huachuca Today333
Document Facsimiles345
Chapter Notes361
Post Commanders of Fort Huachuca387
Hospital Commanding Officers 1878-1967390
Major Units Stationed at Fort Huachuca392

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