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Reading the West

by Candy Moulton
Encampment, Wyo.

Paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood Ball have a new edition of “Soldiers West: Biographies from the Military Frontier,” now available from the University of Oklahoma Press. They include new biographies of James H. Carleton, Stephen W. Kearney, Philip St. George Cooke, the controversial John M. Chivington, commander of the Colorado Volunteers at Sand Creek in 1864, and Oliver O. Howard, who pursued the Nez Perces in 1877, but who also undertook both federal and private initiatives to reform Indian Policy in the West. Also in the book are revised biographies on another 15 senior army officers including such men as Philip H. Sheridan, Nelson A. Miles, and George A. Custer.

With the exception of Chivington, all of the men profiled were regular army officers. They all contributed to the story of the American West, frontier army campaigns, and western occupation.

Ball writes a new introduction and Hutton adds a preface. Authors represented include Brian W. Dippie, Jerome A. Greene, Bruce J. Dinges, Robert M. Utley, J’Nell L. Pate, and Paul Hedren.

Paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood Ball have a new edition of “Soldiers West: Biographies from the Military Frontier,” now available from the University of Oklahoma Press. They include new biographies of James H. Carleton, Stephen W. Kearney, Philip St. George Cooke, the controversial John M. Chivington, commander of the Colorado Volunteers at Sand Creek in 1864, and Oliver O. Howard, who pursued the Nez Perces in 1877, but who also undertook both federal and private initiatives to reform Indian Policy in the West. Also in the book are revised biographies on another 15 senior army officers including such men as Philip H. Sheridan, Nelson A. Miles, and George A. Custer.

With the exception of Chivington, all of the men profiled were regular army officers. They all contributed to the story of the American West, frontier army campaigns, and western occupation.

Ball writes a new introduction and Hutton adds a preface. Authors represented include Brian W. Dippie, Jerome A. Greene, Bruce J. Dinges, Robert M. Utley, J’Nell L. Pate, and Paul Hedren.

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Paul Andrew Hutton and Durwood Ball have a new edition of “Soldiers West: Biographies from the Military Frontier,” now available from the University of Oklahoma Press. They include new biographies of James H. Carleton, Stephen W. Kearney, Philip St. George Cooke, the controversial John M. Chivington, commander of the Colorado Volunteers at Sand Creek in 1864, and Oliver O. Howard, who pursued the Nez Perces in 1877, but who also undertook both federal and private initiatives to reform Indian Policy in the West. Also in the book are revised biographies on another 15 senior army officers including such men as Philip H. Sheridan, Nelson A. Miles, and George A. Custer.

With the exception of Chivington, all of the men profiled were regular army officers. They all contributed to the story of the American West, frontier army campaigns, and western occupation.

Ball writes a new introduction and Hutton adds a preface. Authors represented include Brian W. Dippie, Jerome A. Greene, Bruce J. Dinges, Robert M. Utley, J’Nell L. Pate, and Paul Hedren.