Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861–65

Native American Mounted Rifleman 1861–65

Warrior 105
  • Author: Mark Lardas
  • Illustrator: Jonathan Smith
  • Short code: WAR 105
  • Publication Date: 10 May 2006
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Before the American Civil War most Native Americans or Indians lived in an area of the South known as the Five Civilized Nations. At the war's outbreak many of these Indians enlisted in the Confederate and Union armies, and were organized into regiments of mounted riflemen. They were motivated to protect their land and way of life, often fighting against their fellow Indians from other Tribes. This book explores these fascinating warriors, and their controversial actions in battles, such as Pea Ridge and Bird Creek, using contemporary sources to detail not only their battle experience but also their beliefs and views of the war.

Biographical Note

Mark Lardas is an amateur historian, who has written extensively about naval, maritime, and military history subjects of a varied nature. He has a particular enthusiasm for the American Civil War and has spent much time researching the Native American involvement in the conflict. He lives and works in League City, Texas, USA.Jonathan Smith was born in London in 1959. He attended St Martin's School of Art, and obtained a degree in fine art from Goldsmith's College of Art. His work has been exhibited in many galleries. He has had a lifelong interest in tribal peoples, particularly Native Americans and has travelled extensively in the USA and Canada with peoples of many tribal nations. He currently lives and works in Cheltenham with his wife and daughter.

Contents

Introduction Chronology Don't Miss Out on the Glory: recruitment and enlistment The Mounted Rifleman In the Army On Campaign At Ease: leisure and entertainment War on the Plains The Trumpet Ceases Museums and Reenacting Glossary Bibliography Index

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