US Dragoons 1833–55

US Dragoons 1833–55

Men-at-Arms 281
  • Author: John Langellier
  • Illustrator: Bill Younghusband
  • Short code: MAA 281
  • Publication Date: 13 Mar 1995
  • ISBN: 9781855323896
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

John P. Langellier received his bachelor's and master's degrees in History from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Military History from Kansas State University. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, and has worked as a historical curator for several years. He has a particular passion for the people and events of the American Civil War. Bill Younghusband was born in 1936. He studied at Newton Abbot College of Art, and has been interested in all things military since childhood: this interest was compounded through the reading of authors such as G.A. Henty. In 1954 he joined the Life Guards and saw service in Egypt and Cyprus. Bill is a respected military illustrator of more than 15 years experience, and has illustrated many Osprey books.


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