Edward J. Steptoe and the Indian Wars: Life on the Frontier, by Ron McFarland PDF

By Ron McFarland

Lieutenant Colonel Edward J. Steptoe’s break out from encirclement via 1,000 Northern Plateau Indians in 1858 is a well-known tale from the Indian Wars. but the main points of the conflict of Pine Creek (or Tohotonimme) and its aftermath stay matters of discussion. Outnumbered six to 1, Steptoe’s 164 troops slipped away within the evening. Newspapers known as it a “disaster.” a couple of weeks later, Colonel George Wright avenged the defeat and Steptoe, who had suffered a stroke months earlier than the conflict, lived his ultimate years in relative obscurity in his local Virginia because the Civil battle erupted.
This definitive biography of Steptoe chronicles the profession of a box officer who served approximately 4 years within the moment Seminole conflict, gained commendation for gallantry through the Mexican struggle, played admirably (though controversially) within the Utah Territory, undertook building of forts at Walla Walla within the newly outlined Washington Territory and engaged with numerous tribes all through his deployments. His own letters demonstrate a considerate, delicate commander who got here to question his selection of profession even ahead of his ultimate battle.

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