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The Resource Forts of the West : military forts and presidios, and posts commonly called forts, west of the Mississippi River to 1898, by Robert W. Frazer

Forts of the West : military forts and presidios, and posts commonly called forts, west of the Mississippi River to 1898, by Robert W. Frazer

Label
Forts of the West : military forts and presidios, and posts commonly called forts, west of the Mississippi River to 1898
Title
Forts of the West
Title remainder
military forts and presidios, and posts commonly called forts, west of the Mississippi River to 1898
Statement of responsibility
by Robert W. Frazer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
No history of the area of the United States west of the Mississippi can be written without reference to military establishments. Indeed, it can be said that the soldier and the Indian spanned the history of the West-- and not by chance, for from the time of the first Spanish settlements down to 1898 the primary reason for stationing troops in the West was to control the Indians. It is true that Mexico established posts in Texas to block the illegal movement of persons and goods from the United States into its territory. Spain and France maintained petty garrisons face to face on either side of the Arroyo Hondo. During the Mexican War, the United States had large numbers of troops in the West doing something other than controlling Indians. Yet the great majority of western military posts established prior to the Spanish-American War were concerned with the Indians. The number and variety of forts and posts, together with changes of location, name, and designation, have posed perplexing problems for students of western history. Now Robert W. Frazer has prepared a systematic listing of all presidios and military forts west of the Mississippi up to 1898 which were ever, at any time and in any sense, so designated. The posts have been arranged alphabetically within the boundaries of present states. Pertinent information is included for each fort: date of establishment, location, and reason for establishment; name, rank, and military unit of the person establishing the post; origin of the post name and changes in name and location; present status or date of abandonment and disposition of any existing military reservation. A map for each state shows the location of the posts discussed -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
355.70978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UA26.A6
LC item number
F7 1965
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Forts of the West : military forts and presidios, and posts commonly called forts, west of the Mississippi River to 1898, by Robert W. Frazer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliograhical references (pages 190-226)
Contents
Arizona -- Arkansas -- California -- Colorado -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Louisiana -- Minnesota -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Mexico -- North Dakota -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- South Dakota -- Texas-- Utah -- Washington -- Wyoming -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
569354
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 246 pages
Lccn
65024196
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons. Items laid in: 2 copied newspaper clippings. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Forts of the West : military forts and presidios, and posts commonly called forts, west of the Mississippi River to 1898, by Robert W. Frazer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliograhical references (pages 190-226)
Contents
Arizona -- Arkansas -- California -- Colorado -- Idaho -- Illinois -- Iowa -- Kansas -- Louisiana -- Minnesota -- Missouri -- Montana -- Nebraska -- Nevada -- New Mexico -- North Dakota -- Oklahoma -- Oregon -- South Dakota -- Texas-- Utah -- Washington -- Wyoming -- Appendix -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
569354
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 246 pages
Lccn
65024196
Note
Library{u2019}s copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons. Items laid in: 2 copied newspaper clippings. With covered dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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