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Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865
     

Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865

by Robert M. Utley
 

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A comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the U.S. regular and volunteer armies that confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War.

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A comprehensive history of the achievements and failures of the U.S. regular and volunteer armies that confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War.

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Journal of American History
"Along with his analysis of the general situation, Utley writes an excellent description of the frontier soldier and the army. . . . His style is unobtrusive, entertaining, and objective to an extent rarely encountered today. It is refreshing to find a history of the frontier, the army, and particularly the Indian without the present-day mawkish sentimentalism."—Journal of American History
American Historical Review

"One of [the book’s] several impressive features is the author’s talent for drawing from the indispensable detail of campaigns those significant trends in frontier military policy. Certainly Utley has applied creative management to a great mass of military minutiae and given it a meaningful, readable format."—Arrell M. Gibson, American Historical Review

— Arrell M. Gibson

American Historical Review - Arrell M. Gibson
"One of [the book’s] several impressive features is the author’s talent for drawing from the indispensable detail of campaigns those significant trends in frontier military policy. Certainly Utley has applied creative management to a great mass of military minutiae and given it a meaningful, readable format."—Arrell M. Gibson, American Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803245501
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
06/28/1981
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Robert M. Utley is recognized as one of the leading historians of the American West. He is the author of the much-acclaimed Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life, published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1989, and of the award-winning books Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (1988) and High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier (1987), as well as the authoritative Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866–1891 (also a Bison Book).

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