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The Old Army in Texas: A Research Guide to the U.S. Army in Nineteenth-Century Texas

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Thomas T. Smith (Author)



In The Old Army in Texas, U.S. Army officer and historian Thomas "Ty" Smith presents a comprehensive and authoritative single-source reference for the activities of the regular army in the Lone Star State during the nineteenth century. Beginning with a series of maps that sketch the evolution of fort locations on the frontier, the guide includes an extensive inventory of posts, forts, and camps, in Texas and gives a year-by-year snapshot of total army strength in the state. There is also a chronological description of U.S. Army combat actions in the Indian Wars with vivid details of each engagement.

The Old Army in Texas is an indispensable reference and research tool for students, scholars, and military history aficionados, yet the vivid details it provides will interest the general reader as well.

Thomas T. Smith, the author of numerous books and articles on the Texas frontier, is a regular army lieutenant colonel.