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In this powerful work of scholarship Josephy recounts the history of the "other" Civil War that raged on the largely unsettled Western frontier: of the U.S. army's brutal campaigns against the Plains Indians, of a Cherokee guerrilla leader who was the last Confederate general to surrender--two months after Appomattox, of the Yankee armada that foundered in the bayous of Louisiana.
"In this important new book...Mr. Josephy again serves justice with his clear-eyed, even-handed scholarship....[A] powerfully wrought narrative."--The New York Times Book Review
Table of Contents
Part One: The Glory Road to New Mexico
2. Up the Rio Grande
3. Gettysburg of the West
Part Two: Anguish of the Northern Plains
4. Red Morning on the Minnesota
5. Columns of Vengeance
Part Three: The Ordeal of General Banks
6. Of Ships and Mud
7. "The Earth Will Shake and the Wool Fly"
Part Four: War on the Western Trails
8. Agents of Manifest Destiny
9. The Iron Fist
Part Five: Wasteland
10. The Way to Pea Ridge
11. Fading Trumpets