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Without Quarter: The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek

Chalfant, William Young

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ISBN 10: 0806123672 / ISBN 13: 9780806123677
Published by Univ of Oklahoma Pr, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 1991
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From K. L. Givens Books (Bella Vista, AR, U.S.A.)

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Book is bound in burnt orange cloth-covered boards with black title on the spine. No defects to note on either the book or dust jacket. Appears to have been unread. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the half-title page. Story of the first U. S. Army expedition against the Commanches between the Mexican and Civil Wars. 161 pages plus Index. Bookseller Inventory # 005440

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Title: Without Quarter: The Wichita Expedition and ...

Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Without Quarter is the story of the first major U.S. army expedition against the Comanches between the Mexican and Civil wars. Late in 1858, under the leadership of Captain (Brevet Major) Earl Van Dorn, units of the Second Cavalry marched north form Fort Belknap, Texas, and established a temporary post, Camp Radziminski, at the southwest edge of the Wichita Mountains. Scouring the country north, east, and west in search of Comanches, the Wichita Expedition precipitated two major engagements, known as the Battle at the Wichita Village and the Battle of Crooked Creek. During the latter fight, the soldiers killed or captured all the inhabitants of a Comanche village.

William Y. Chalfant gives a detailed account of the expedition, first setting the historical context, then tracing events to the climax at Crooked Creek on May 13, 1859.

About the Author:

William Y. Chalfant, a practicing attorney and a director of the Kansas Historical Society, is an avid student of western American history.

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