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Forty Miles A Day On Beans And Hay. The Enlisted Soldier Fighting The Indian Wars  Don. Rickey, Jr

Forty Miles A Day On Beans And Hay. The Enlisted Soldier Fighting The Indian Wars

Don. Rickey, Jr

Publication: University of Oklahoma Press, 1963, Norman

First edition. 8vo. Decorated cloth, xiv, 382 pp., preface, illustrated, plates, maps, bibliography, index. The enlisted man in the U. S. Army of 1866 to 1891 spent this time period fighting marauding Indians in order to pave the way for white settlers. These men were isolated and because the general public was tired of war after four years of the Civil War, they were on a thankless mission that never gave them their due credit. A well-researched and interesting read about men who contributed much to the taming of the West. Fine in lightly rubbed dust jacket with light wear to the spine ends and the extremities.

Inventory Number: 42919

$55.00