Frontiersmen in Blue
The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865
Robert M. Utley
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
eBook ISBN: 9780803294707
Frontiersmen in Blue is a comprehensive history of the achievements
and failures of the United States Regular and Volunteer Armies that
confronted the Indian tribes of the West in the two decades between
the Mexican War and the close of the Civil War. Between 1848 and
1865 the men in blue fought nearly all of the western tribes.
Robert Utley describes many of these skirmishes in consummate
detail, including descriptions of garrison life that was sometimes
agonizingly isolated, sometimes caught in the lightning moments of
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Robert M. Utley is recognized as one of the leading historians of the American West. He is the author of the much-acclaimed Billy the Kid: A Short and Violent Life, published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1989, and of the award-winning books Cavalier in Buckskin: George Armstrong Custer and the Western Military Frontier (1988) and High Noon in Lincoln: Violence on the Western Frontier (1987), as well as the authoritative Frontier Regulars: The United States Army and the Indian, 1866–1891 (also a Bison Book).