The Civil War in Arizona: The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865

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9780806137476: The Civil War in Arizona: The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865
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Masich (president and CEO, John Heinz Pittsburgh History Center) chronicles the story of the California Column, a group of volunteer soldiers who served in the US Army from 1861 to 1866 and played a key role in creating the Arizona Territory. The narrative of the Column's experiences is followed by a compilation of letters written by the soldiers and thoroughly annotated by Masich. Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Andrew E. Masich is President and CEO of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, Pennsylvania. He previously served as a museum director in Arizona and Colorado and is the coauthor of two books, Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups and Combat and Halfbreed: The Remarkable True Story of George Bent.

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"Riveting--a provocative study of human conflict and development that is both relevant and exceedingly well written." -- Civil War Book Review

"...a valuable study of the California volunteers' service in Arizona during the Civil War." -- Blue & Gray Magazine

"...an excellent history of a neglected topic and will be of especial interest to students of the Civil War in the West and Western history in general." -- The Civil War News

"Would that all histories could blend source materials with historical reviews so smoothly! The letters clearly depict conditions, experiences and observations, while the survey provides needed background for those without extensive Civil War history behind them." -- The Midwest Book Review

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