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The US Army in the West, 1870-1880 by Douglas McChristian

The US Army in the West, 1870-1880 by Douglas McChristian

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In The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880, Douglas C. McChristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against the backdrop of a highly influential military operation--the Indian campaigns in the West.

McChristian discusses the evolution of military clothing, equipment, and arms throughout the decade and fully describes each type of item and its modifications. Drawing much new information from the records of the Ordnance and Quartermaster departments, he also adds the human perspective with excerpts from previously unpublished 1875 field reports.

Lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred photographs gathered from public and private collections across the nation, this book is an invaluable reference for collectors, curators, and students of militaria and of the colorful frontier era.

"Broad in its concept and meticulous in detail, The U.S. Army in the West is a landmark study that belongs in the library of every scholar, museum curator, and collector interested in the evolution of military policy and materiel."
Montana The Magazine of Western History

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  • The U.S. Army in the West, 1879-1880: Uniforms, Weapons, and Equipment

    Douglas C McChristian


  • Binding: Soft Cover

    Copyright: 1995

    Pages: 336

    Size: 8.38 x 11 in.

    Condition: New

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