By H., H. McConnell
First released in 1889, H. H. McConnell’s 5 Years a Cavalryman continues to be the best bills of what it was once wish to be a regular cavalryman at the post-Civil warfare frontier. published for 5 years (1866-1871) with the 6th U.S. Cavalry at fortress Belknap and fortress Richardson, in West Texas, McConnell offers the unglorified inside of tale on his fellow enlisted males and the officials, reporting candidly on their heavy ingesting, their normal disorganization, their boredom, and their thievery.Regarding the Texas Rangers, he admits that they could be tolerable Indian combatants, yet in frontier cities, the place they'd interact in “shooting scrapes and rows” with its voters and squaddies, they have been extra a possibility to peace than keepers of an analogous. His tolerant angle towards local americans is obvious in his assurance of the arrest and trial of Satanta, immense Tree, and different Kiowas at citadel Sill, during which he promises that normal William Sherman’s concurrent stopover at to the submit negatively affected their trial.In the foreword to this variation, William H. Leckie summarizes McConnell’s frontier profession and discusses his angle towards the 10th Calvary “buffalo soldiers,” the Texas Rangers, and officials comparable to Colonel Ranald MacKenzie.H. H. McConnell settled in Jacksboro, Texas (where citadel Richardson is located), and have become a trendy citizen after his carrier within the U.S. cavalry. William H. Leckie, who wrote the Foreword, is the writer of The Buffalo squaddies, additionally released via the college of Oklahoma Press.
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H. McConnell, Late Sixth U. S. Cavalry Foreword by William H. H. Leckie. Rogers, 1889. Frontier and pioneer lifeTexas. SoldiersTexasBiography. I. 1'097309034dc20 [B]95-25718 CIP Five Years a Cavalryman is Volume 62 in The Western Frontier Library. Original edition titled Five Years a Cavalryman: Or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier, Twenty Odd Years Ago. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc.
Planting Trees. Inman Lake. Old Ahrberg Redevivus. The Red-hot Town. End of the Chisholm Trail. On the Smoky Hill River 258 Chapter XL. The Bugler. Army Pudding. The Plains. The Last March. Fort Hays. Discharged. Fort Riley. Through the Territory by Stage. Bishop Marvin. The Old-Time Nigger. Jacksboro Once More 264 Chapter XLI. General Sherman's Visit. The Massacre of Warren's Teamsters. Arrest of Satanta, Big Tree and Other Chiefs at Fort Sill. " Poetic Description of Satanta 273 Chapter XLII.
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