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Five Years a Cavalryman; or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier, Twenty Odd Years Ago

McConnell, H.H.

ISBN 10: 0836955579 / ISBN 13: 9780836955576
Published by Books for Libraries Press reprint of 1888 edition, Freeport, 1970
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319 p., appendix, 8vo; VG/no dust jacket (as issued), endpapers foxed. Bookseller Inventory # 29497

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Title: Five Years a Cavalryman; or, Sketches of ...

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press reprint of 1888 edition, Freeport

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1888. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xli. general sherman'S visit--the massacre of warren'S teamsters--arrest of satanta, big tree and other chiefs at fort sill kicking bird "heap good indian "--poetic description of satanta. During the early months of 1871 the incursions of hostile Indians had been unusually frequent, and were marked by fl degree of ferocity unknown during recent years, and so loud and urgent were the appeals made by the citizens to the authorities at Washington that General W. T. Sherman, then commanding the army, determined to extend a tour of the frontier posts which he had in contemplation, so as to embrace Fort Richardson, Texas, and Fort Sill, Indian Territory. On the evening of May 17th General Sherman, accompanied by General Randolph B. Marcy, Inspector General of the Army, and an escort of seventeen men of the Tenth Infantry, arrived at Fort Richardson from Fort Belknap, having left San Antonio May 2d, and visited the entire chain of posts that at that time marked the limit of the settlements in Western Texas. The veteran Marcy, one of the most accomplished soldiers of the old army, as stated, accompanied him, and he took occasion to remark in his journal as he rode from Belknap to Jacksboro: "This ric...

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