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Bluecoats: The U.S. Army in the West, 1848-1897
: Bluecoats: The U.S. Army in the West, 1848-1897
: John Langellier
: Greenhill Books
/ : G.I. Series Volume 2
: 1995
: PDF/scan
: 82
: 22.4 Mb
: English

A history of the United States Army during the time it served as the vanguard of western expansion and a description of its uniforms and equipment in the late nineteenth century. Each volume in this ongoing series combines detailed and informative captions with over 100 rare and unusual images. These books are a must for anyone interested in American military uniforms.
The United States Army began to make its presence felt strongly in the West after the conclusion in 1848 of the war with Mexico, when troops were posted to Texas, New Mexico, California and elsewhere in the newly acquired lands.For most or the period from the late 1840s to the end of the 1890s, frontier troops garrisoned scattered posts from the Mississippi to the Pacific and from the border with Mexico to Canada.

Bluecoats: The U.S. Army in the West, 1848-1897
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