US Dragoons 1833–55 cover
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By the late 1820s, furs, land and minerals made the Indian territories west of the Mississippi River an increasingly inviting realm. The vast expanse of the Great Plains, coupled with the fact that many tribal groups of the region possessed horses, meant a more mobile type of soldier was required. Consequently, on 15 June 1832, Congress authorised the raising of 600 mounted Rangers. They proved such a success that they eventually gave way to a more permanent organisation: the Dragoons. John Langellier details the fascinating campaign history of the US Dragoons 1833-55, complete with numerous illustrations including eight fine full page colour plates by Bill Younghusband.

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The West Beckons · The Campaigns 1833-40 · The Campaigns 1841-55 · After the Mexican War · The Plates

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Published 13 Mar 1995
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855323896
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 281
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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