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