The result is a uniquely comprehensive view of an engagement that made history and then changed its course. Drawing on an extensive array of sources, including government reports, and a previously untapped trove of newspaper stories, diaries, reminiscences, the book traces the movements of both Indian forces and U.
Rosebud, June 17, 1876: Prelude to the Little Big Horn #ad - S. Rosebud was at once a battle won and a battle lost. Hedren presents the definitive account of this critical battle, from its antecedents in the Sioux campaign to its historic consequences. Rosebud, june 17, 1876 explores in unprecedented detail the events of the spring and early summer of 1876. The monumental clash on june 17, 1876, along rosebud creek in southeastern Montana pitted George Crook and his Shoshone and Crow allies against Sioux and Northern Cheyennes under Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
With informed attention to the subtleties and significance of both outcomes, as well as to the fears and motivations on all sides, Hedren has given new meaning to this consequential fight, and new insight into its place in the larger story of the Great Sioux War. Historian Paul L.
Traveler's Guide to the Great Sioux War: The Battlefields, Forts, and Related Sites of America's Greatest Indian WarMontana Historical Society Press #ad - Keyed to official highway maps, from fort phil kearny where the sioux besieged soldiers sent to guard the Bozeman Trail in the 1860s to Fort Buford, this richly illustrated guide leads the traveler to virtually every principal landmark associated with the war, the site of Sitting Bull's surrender in 1881.
. Waged over the glitter of black hills gold, the sioux War of 1876-77 transformed the entire northern plains from Indian and buffalo country to the domain of miners, cattlemen, and other Euro-American settlers.
Powder River: Disastrous Opening of the Great Sioux WarUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - The disarray and incompetence of the war’s beginnings—officers who failed to take proper positions, failure to cooperate, disregard of orders to save provisions, and abandonment of the dead and a wounded soldier—in many ways anticipated the catastrophe that later occurred at the Little Big Horn.
. Historian paul hedren tracks both sides of the conflict through a rich array of primary source material, including the transcripts of Reynolds’s court-martial and Indian recollections. Forty photographs, many previously unpublished, and five new maps detail the action from start to ignominious conclusion.
Powder River: Disastrous Opening of the Great Sioux War #ad - Reynolds and six cavalry companies struck a village of Northern Cheyennes—Sioux allies—thereby propelling the Northern Plains tribes into war. The great sioux war of 1876–77 began at daybreak on March 17, 1876, when Colonel Joseph J. The ensuing last stand of the sioux against anglo-American settlement of their homeland spanned some eighteen months, playing out across more than twenty battle and skirmish sites and costing hundreds of lives on both sides and many millions of dollars.
Hedren’s comprehensive account takes powder river out of the shadow of the Little Big Horn and reveals how much this critical battle tells us about the army’s policy and performance in the West, and about the debacle soon to follow. And it all began at Powder River. Powder river: disastrous opening of the great sioux War recounts the wintertime Big Horn Expedition and its singular great battle, along with the stories of the Northern Cheyennes and their elusive leader Old Bear.
Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg RoadSavas Beatie #ad - The historiography of the battle’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top, but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard. More books have been written about the battle of Gettysburg than any other engagement of the Civil War.
Robert E. The offensive was intended to seize the Peach Orchard and surrounding ground along the Emmitsburg Road for use as an artillery position to support the ongoing attack. Gen. James longstreet to launch a massive assault against the Union left flank. James hessler’s and britt isenberg’s gettysburg’s peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road corrects that oversight.
Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road #ad - On july 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. George Meade’s army. Gen. General sickles’s questionable advance forced Longstreet’s artillery and infantry to fight for every inch of ground to Cemetery Ridge. Lee ordered skeptical subordinate Lt. However, Union Maj. The confederate attack crushed the Peach Orchard salient and other parts of the Union line, threatening the left flank of Maj.
Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for FranceAtlantic Monthly Press #ad - For both sides, the challenges were enormous. D-day, films, have become the defining episode of world war ii in the west―the object of books, 1944, television series, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, June 6, and documentaries. Drawing freshly on widespread archives and on the testimonies of eye-witnesses, were transported across the English Channel, the story of how hundreds of thousands of men, Holland relates the extraordinary planning that made Allied victory in France possible; indeed, and mountains of materiel, is as dramatic a human achievement as any battlefield exploit.
A stirring narrative by a pre-eminent historian, Normandy ‘44 offers important new perspective on one of history’s most dramatic military engagements and is an invaluable addition to the literature of war. Yet as familiar as it is, many parts of the overLORD campaign, as it was known, as James Holland makes clear in his definitive history, are still shrouded in myth and assumed knowledge.
Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France #ad - The brutal landings on the five beaches and subsequent battles across the plains and through the lanes and hedgerows of normandy―a campaign that, Rommel, British corporal and tanker Reg Spittles, French resistance leader Robert Leblanc, was worse than any in World War I―come vividly to life in conferences where the strategic decisions of Eisenhower, and through the memories of paratrooper Lieutenant Dick Winters of Easy Company, in terms of daily casualties, German ordnance officer Hans Heinze, Thunderbolt pilot Archie Maltbie, and other commanders were made, Montgomery, and many others.
The allies confronted a disciplined German army stretched to its limit, which nonetheless caused tactics to be adjusted on the fly. Ultimately ingenuity, determination, and immense materiel strength―delivered with operational brilliance―made the difference.
Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed Civil War AmericaThe University of North Carolina Press #ad - Daniel offers a far richer interpretation. Operating in the vast and varied trans-Appalachian west, the Army of Tennessee was crucially important to the military fate of the Confederacy. Johnston, it won few major battles, and John Bell Hood, and many regard its inability to halt steady Union advances into the Confederate heartland as a matter of failed leadership.
Surpassing previous work that has focused on questions of command structure and the force's fate on the fields of battle, Daniel provides the clearest view to date of the army's inner workings, from top-level command and unit cohesion to the varied experiences of common soldiers and their connections to the home front.
Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed Civil War America #ad - . Here, esteemed military historian Larry J. Drawing from his mastery of the relevant sources, Daniel's book is a thought-provoking reassessment of an army's fate, with important implications for Civil War history and military history writ large. But under the principal leadership of generals such as Braxton Bragg, Joseph E.
Great Sioux War Orders of Battle Frontier MilitaryUniversity of Oklahoma Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Forces in a campaign all too frequently misunderstood. The book also features seven helpful appendices, a glossary, and an oversized map showing forts, encampments, and battle sites. By expanding his purview to encompass all of the war’s battles—along with troop movements, strategies, and tactics—Hedren offers an authoritative account of the conduct of U.
S. In part two he dissects the twenty-eight Great Sioux War deployments in chronological order, regiments, including documentation of command structures, and companies employed. Lasting nearly two years, the Great Sioux War pitted almost one-third of the U. S. It also entrenched a view of the army as largely inept.
In this compelling sourcebook, paul hedren uses extensive documentation to demonstrate that the American army adapted quickly to the challenges of fighting this unconventional war and was more effectively led and better equipped than is customarily believed. While it lost at powder river and at the Little Big Horn, it did not lose the Great Sioux War.
Great Sioux War Orders of Battle Frontier Military #ad - In the first part of this volume, hedren considers concepts of doctrine, culture, training, and matériel to aid understanding of the army’s structure and disposition. In the concluding section, the author addresses how an otherwise sound American army was defeated in two battles and nearly lost a third.
Army against Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyennes.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution TrilogyHenry Holt and Co. #ad - Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling.
Full of riveting details and untold stories, of sacrifice and blunder, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of redemption and profound suffering. From the battles at lexington and concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force.
. Used book in Good Condition. From the bestselling author of the liberation trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories.
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution Trilogy #ad - It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: henry knox, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost.
Rick atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama.
'Horses Worn to Mere Shadows': The Victorio Campaign 1880Helion and Company #ad - This was achieved through the Apache strategy of directly and indirectly targeting the US army’s horses and mules. Yet the apaches also suffer their first major defeat of the campaign at the end of May. The hembrillo canyon operation in April 1880 saw the largest battle of the Victorio Campaign. Failing to break through that regiment’s defences he retreated back into Mexico.
It will be argued that the setbacks in Western Texas and at Tres Castillos demonstrate the employment of strategies and tactics by the Apaches which came very close to succeeding. This allowed the US army in New Mexico to rest and recover. After regrouping and engaging in widespread raiding in northern Mexico, Victorio engaged the Tenth Cavalry in Western Texas during July-August 1880
Known as the buell expedition, the aim was to coordinate with Mexican state troops to destroy the Apaches. By the end of may 1880, victorio’s warriors have rendered the Ninth Cavalry unfit for field service. Used book in Good Condition. This volume will end with mexican state troops, led by Colonel Joaquin Terrazas’, inflicting a major defeat upon the Apaches at Tres Castillos.
'Horses Worn to Mere Shadows': The Victorio Campaign 1880 #ad - The us army’s january to february campaign illustrates the operational decoy strategy employed by Victorio to protect his own logistic support whilst simultaneously undermining that of his opponents. This study, following on from the author's acclaimed book 'I Will Not Surrender a Hair of a Horse's Tail', commences with Victorio’s return to New Mexico in January 1880
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First GunfighterSt. Martin's Press #ad - He crossed paths with general custer and Buffalo Bill Cody, as well as Ben Thompson and other young toughs gunning for the sheriff with the quickest draw west of the Mississippi. Wild bill also fell in love―multiple times―before marrying the true love of his life, Agnes Lake, the impresario of a traveling circus.
Once, he was confronted by four men, in a bar in Nebraska, three of whom he killed in the ensuing gunfight. He would be buried however, next to fabled frontierswoman Calamity Jane. Even before his death, Wild Bill became a legend, with fiction sometimes supplanting fact in the stories that surfaced. Bestselling author tom clavin has sifted through years of western lore to bring Hickock fully to life in this rip-roaring, spellbinding true story.
Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Thus began the reputation that made him a marked man to every gunslinger in the Wild West. James butler hickock was known across the frontier as a soldier, gunfighter, Union spy, scout, lawman, showman, gambler, and actor. A famous harper’s magazine article credited Hickok with slaying 10 men that day; by the 1870s, his career-long kill count was up to 100
The definitive true story of wild bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City. In july 1865, "wild bill" hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO―the first quick-draw duel on the frontier.
The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American RevolutionUniversity of Virginia Press #ad - In this long-awaited sequel, Buchanan brings this story to its dramatic conclusion. Greene’s southern Campaign was the most difficult of the war. Insufficient manpower a constant problem, Greene attempted to incorporate black regiments into his army, a plan angrily rejected by the South Carolina legislature.
We also follow the fate of Greene’s tenacious foe, Lieutenant Colonel Francis, Lord Rawdon. With a supply line stretching hundreds of miles northward, it revealed much about the crucial military art of provision and transport. By the time the british evacuate charleston―and greene and his ragged, faithful Continental Army enter the city in triumph―the reader has witnessed in telling detail one of the most punishing campaigns of the Revolution, malaria-stricken, culminating in one of its greatest victories.
The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution #ad - Wild bill: the true story of the american Frontier's First Gunfighter Hardcover - February 5, 2019. Used book in Good Condition. A bloody civil war between rebels and Tories was wreaking havoc on the South at the time, forcing Greene to address vigilante terror and restore civilian government. As his correspondence with thomas jefferson during the campaign shows, Greene was also bedeviled by the conflict between war and the rights of the people, and the question of how to set constraints under which a free society wages war.
Joining greene is an unforgettable cast of characters―men of strong and, at times, antagonistic personalities―all of whom are vividly portrayed. In the road to guilford courthouse, one of the most acclaimed military histories of the Revolutionary War ever written, John Buchanan explored the first half of the critical Southern Campaign and introduced readers to its brilliant architect, Major General Nathanael Greene.