Commander and Builder of Western Forts

Commander and Builder of Western Forts

The Life and Times of Major General Henry C. Merriam, 1862-1901

eBook - 2012
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During his thirty-eight-year career as a military officer, Henry Clay Merriam received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Civil War, rose to prominence in the Western army, and exerted significant influence on the American West by establishing military posts, protecting rail lines, and maintaining an uneasy peace between settlers and Indians. Historian Jack Stokes Ballard's new study of Merriam's life and career sheds light on the experience of the western fort builders, whose impact on the US westward expansion, though less dramatic, was just as lasting as that of.
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781603446334
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations, maps


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