Frontiersmen in Blue: The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865by Robert M. Utley
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.
"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
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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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