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Red Cloud's War: The Bozeman Trail, 1866-1868 (2 Volume Set) Hardcover – December 30, 2010
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John D. McDermott is author of Circle of Fire: The Indian War of 1865 and numerous other books and articles on the American West.
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When I think of the history of this ill-conceived idea I immediately think of three major battles that took place, namely the Fetterman Fight on December 21, 1866, near Fort Phil Kearny, the Hayfield Fight outside of Fort C.F. Smith in Montana on August 1, 1867, and the Wagon Box Fight which took place near Fort Phil Kearny on August 2, 1867. This two volume set delves into considerable detail regarding these three affairs in addition to practically every other minor skirmish during the two year period of its history. In this respect I am sometimes told more than I care to know about who was involved in each of these incidents on both sides.
In addition to Chief Red Cloud and numerous other Native Americans we are provided with the personalities of others such as Henry Carrington, William Fetterman, Jim Bridger, Frederick Brown, George Grummond, John "Portugee" Phillips, and others who spent time on these desolate outposts. A case has been made in a previous book in favor of William Judd Fetterman as to whether or not he disobeyed orders in pursuing the enemy beyond Lodge Trail Ridge. Author McDermott believes that Fetterman did, indeed, disobey orders.Read more ›
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Excellent, well researched and written telling of the Bozeman Trail war. Many new details brought to light and misinformation corrected. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rick Kaneen
Good in depth information on the 18th and 27th Infantry during this period. Not as much depth given to Lakota and Cheyenne histories. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Craig S Fischer