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THE U. S. ARMY IN THE WEST, 1870-1880: UNIFORMS, WEAPONS, AND EQUIPMENT

McChristian, Douglas C.

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ISBN 10: 0806127058 / ISBN 13: 9780806127057
Published by University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK, 1995
Condition: VG+ Hardcover
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Hardback in Very Good+ condition with Very Good+ dust jacket.; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 315 pages; Foreword by John P. Langellier. Bookseller Inventory # 36974

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Title: THE U. S. ARMY IN THE WEST, 1870-1880: ...

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG+

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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 The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880, Douglas C. McChristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against the backdrop of a highly influential military operation-the Indian campaigns in the West.

McChristian discusses the evolution of military clothing, equipment, and arms throughout the decade and fully describes each type of item and its modifications. Drawing much new information from the records of the Ordnance and Quartermaster departments, he also adds the human perspective with excerpts from previously unpublished 1875 field reports.

Lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred photographs gathered from public and private collections across the nation, this book is an invaluable reference for collectors, curators, and students of militaria and of the colorful frontier era.

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Douglas C. McChristian is a retired research historian for the National Park Service and a former National Park Service field historian at Fort Davis and Fort Laramie National Historic Sites and at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. He is the author of numerous books, including Fort Bowie, Arizona: Combat Post of the Southwest, 1858–1894 and Fort Laramie: Military Bastion of the High Plains.

John P. Langellier is the author of numerous books on the American West and military history.

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