The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880: Uniforms, Weapons, and Equipment (Paperback)

The U.S. Army in the West, 1870-1880: Uniforms, Weapons, and Equipment By Douglas C. McChristian, John P. Langellier (Foreword by) Cover Image
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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records of the Ordnance and Quartermaster departments, he also adds the human perspective with excerpts from previously unpublished 1875 field reports.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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780806137827
ISBN-10: 0806137827
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2006
Pages: 315
Language: English