Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91: Central and Northern Plains (Fortress, Volume 28)

By Ron Field

An immense interval of westward growth happened within the usa throughout the first 1/2 the nineteenth century. Fur buying and selling, the coast-to-coast railroad, the California gold rush and the removing of local American tribes either facilitated and inspired America's "manifest destiny" to turn into a transcontinental state. the duty of defending the settlers from the tribes that inhabited the nice Plains fell to the USA military, and to do that an in depth community of everlasting forts used to be created through building and acquisition. This identify examines why the forts have been outfitted, in addition to their layout, protective gains and the position they performed within the payment of the yankee West. The day-by-day lives of the garrison squaddies and castle population also are lined, including the combating witnessed at key websites.

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