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US Cavalry on the Plains, 1850-90 (Men-at-arms) [Paperback]

Philip Katcher , Ron Volstad


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26 Mar 1992
Part of the Men-At-Arms series, this book looks at the role of the US cavalry from 1850-90.

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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.

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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. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! 14 Nov 2001
By Fernando I. Moreno Villa - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A great book about the development of uniforms, military organization and equipment of the US Cavalry in the XIX century. Incredible detailed and superb color plates by Ron Volstad. Excelent to complement other related titles about US Cavalry and American Plain Wars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A helpful resource 15 Aug 2010
By A. K. S. - Published on Amazon.com
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I referred to this book over and over as I wrote my novel, The Dawn of a Dream. The text and illustrations are exactly what I needed for reference. I'd recommend U.S. Cavalry on the Plains to any student of America's military history in the west.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible book full of misinformation 12 July 2012
By Donna II - Published on Amazon.com
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Don't waste your money on this book unless, of course, you want to read propaganda and lies that are a gross distortion of the historical record. Full of one sided, inaccurate descriptions of Indians and absurd fairy tales about 'heroic' whites who never did any wrong. Shame on the author and publisher for printing this drivel. It sounds right out of the 1950s.
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