Princeton University Library Catalog

Henry Ware Lawton : union infantryman, frontier soldier, charismatic warrior / Michael E. Shay.

Author:
Shay, Michael E., 1945- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Columbia, MIssouri : University Of Missouri Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xiv, 322 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Lawton served the country nearly uninterrupted from the day he enlisted at age 18--soon after President Lincoln's first call for volunteers to fight in the Civil War, where he earned a Medal of Honor-to his death at age 56, a major general in the Philippine War, . In between, he fought in the Indian Wars in Texas, the Northern Plains and the Arizona Territory. It was during this time that he rose to national prominence as the man who captured Geronimo following a grueling, nonstop, four-month pursuit deep into Mexico." --From jacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-316) and index.
Contents:
Preface -- 1. Beginnings: a hero born -- 2. Civil War -- 3. Beans and hay -- 4. Fort Clark, Mexico Palo Duro and the Red River War -- 5. Powder River and Ute campaign -- 6. Geronimo -- 7. Inspector General -- 8. Cuba -- 9. The Philippine War -- 10. The legacy -- Epilogue: last post.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 0826221009
  • 9780826221001
LCCN:
2016945533
OCLC:
951158115
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