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By Philip Katcher, Richard Hook

Osprey's examine of the commanders of the yank Civil battle (1861-1865). within the Western theater of warfare the Confederacy had the misfortune to stand, with inferior assets, a number of the extraordinary Union leaders early of their careers. The Southern commanders who confronted furnish, Sherman and Sheridan in those campaigns have been of assorted backgrounds and skills: a few have been despatched West in disfavour, others have been foolishly quarrelsome, and after A.S.Johnston's loss of life at Shiloh there has been no unmarried determine with the authority to dominate them. a few have been however of the top classification: males like Joseph E.Johnston, the cavalry chief Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the little recognized Patrick Cleburne and Alexander Stewart earned ungrudging appreciate. This ebook information the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 24 generals of the military of Tennessee and the opposite accomplice instructions within the West.

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Too clear. Too smoke-still. The pure hush of it put a man's nerves on edge. Kept his eyes working the prairie constantly, and his ears straining for the first sound that would read Indian trouble. It was a Bad Medicine night, and Josh Kelso could smell it just as sure as he could the stink of a sick dog. Page 32 5 Bright Hair By the time Josh, with Apache Bill, California Joe and the rest of Custer's regular scouts, reached the main gate, the Colonel was already mounted up and sitting impatiently at the head of his reception committee.

It was the kind of an evening a mountain man didn't like. Too quiet. Too clear. Too smoke-still. The pure hush of it put a man's nerves on edge. Kept his eyes working the prairie constantly, and his ears straining for the first sound that would read Indian trouble. It was a Bad Medicine night, and Josh Kelso could smell it just as sure as he could the stink of a sick dog. Page 32 5 Bright Hair By the time Josh, with Apache Bill, California Joe and the rest of Custer's regular scouts, reached the main gate, the Colonel was already mounted up and sitting impatiently at the head of his reception committee.

As he walked, he was balancing his surprise at the General's five-grade promotion against the growing total of his own doubts. Adding what he'd heard all summer about the South Plains tribes being out to what he'd seen of the big drift of warpaint hostiles he'd just ridden through, a man had to allow there must be close to seventy-five hundred warriors camped astride the Santa Fe Trail and daring the whole army to come along out of Fort Dodge and move them off of it. Given that much of a fill-in, a man didn't need to be any redskin genius to reckon what was in store for him beyond that office door yonder.

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