US Cavalry on the Plains 1850–90

US Cavalry on the Plains 1850–90

Men-at-Arms 168
  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Ronald Volstad
  • Short code: MAA 168
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1985
  • ISBN: 9780850456097
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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Two events in the 19th century turned the minds of Americans westwards towards eventual and inevitable conflict with the Plains Indians. The first was victory in the Mexican-American War, which brought millions of acres of new land in the West. The second was the discovery of gold in California. One of the results of this migration was conflict with the Indians who inhabited the Plains. So it was natural that the Army, the nation's armed peace-keepers, should be sent to garrison the West. This book by Philip Katcher tells the absorbing story of the US cavalrymen who patrolled the Plains from 1850-90.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher served in the US Army in Vietnam. He is the author of over 30 books in the field of American military history, and was named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians for his work on the Vietnam conflict. He is also a member of the living history Civil War unit, serving with Huckstep's First Fluvanna Battery/24th New York Light Artillery.Ron Volstad was born in 1949 in Alberta, Canada, where he still lives and works. Like several other leading military Osprey illustrators he had no formal art training, though he did work in a TV company's art department - before spending 15 years operating heavy machinery in the oil industry. His first illustrations were published in 1970: since then he has become widely known for his work in Squadron and Osprey publications and for Dragon Models, and has also worked as a courtroom artist for TV news.

Contents

The 1850s The Civil War Years The Climax: 1866-76 The Sioux War, 1876-77 The Last Campaigns: 1881-91 Cavalry Organisation Army Life on the Plains The Plates

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