Sarah Ellen Blackwell
A woman of political and military genius
Anna Ella Carroll would have been an exceptional woman at any point in history. Born in 1815, her father was the governor of Maryland, and she was the grand..
Henry Smith; C. R. Green; Benjamin Drake; Black Hawk; Frances and Almira Hall by William Edwards & Frank Everett Stevens
The Expedition Against the Sauk and Fox Indians 1832 by Henry Smith; Sac and Fox Indians in Kansas; Mokohoko’s Stubbornness by C. R. Green; The Great Indian Chief of the West: or, Life and Adventures of Black Hawk by Benjamin Drake; Autobiography of Ma-Ka
Indian warfare in Illinois and Wisconsin
The Black Hawk War of 1832 was typical of 19th century confrontations between the United States government and Native-American tribes in as much as it was v..
The Adventurous Life of Robert Rogers of the Rangers
The most famous ranger—and the father of covert warfare
As the ‘age of sail’ progressed the great nations of Europe understood that the lands and wealth of the globe were within the grasp of their ..
John G. Bourke
Personal Recollections of the American Indian Wars by an Officer on General Crook’s Staff
Eyewitness to the Indian Wars
The author of this book, Captain John Bourke, served on Crook’s staff for sixteen years between 1870-86. This put him in an ideal position to witness campaigns against..
The War Against the Sioux, 1876
The pursuit of the Plains Indian tribes
John G. Bourke’s excellent book, ‘On the Border with Crook’ (also published by Leonaur), describing his time on General George Crook’s staff during the Ameri..
Cyrus Townsend Brady
The Conflicts on the Eastern Frontiers With Indian Tribes and the British During the 18th Century
The Bloody years of the birth of a nation
The inexorable drive westward was to be the course of the American nation until it had firmly established itself from the Atlantic to the Pacific. For many..
George Alexander Forsyth
Experiences of the Beecher’s Island Battle 1868, the Apache Campaign of 1882, and the American Civil War
A highly regarded memoir of the Indian and Civil Wars
The author of this book, George A. (Sandy) Forsyth was a career soldier who served with distinction in the American Civil War and subsequently ..
Billy Dixon & Edward Campbell
Scout, Plainsman & Buffalo Hunter
Life and Adventures of “Billy” Dixon
by Billy Dixon
The Battle of Adobe Walls
by Edward Campbell Little
Two essential accounts of the south western plains in frontier days
This special edition book contains two works—‘Billy’ Dixon’s remarkable autobiography of his life on the south western plains of ..
Including the Pontiac Uprising, the Commandant’s Secretary’s Diary and Journal of the Siege of Detroit Published by Robert Rogers of the Rangers
Two classic first hand accounts of 18th century American Colonial Warfare
Britain's victory in the French and Indian War did not bring peace to the American wilderness. Formal treaties between Euro..
William H. Richardson
A Diary of a Private of Missouri Mounted Volunteers on the Expedition to California, 1846
A Sketch of the Life and Character of Col. Alexander W. Doniphan by D. C. Allen
A horse soldier’s war
Doniphan’s Expedition was an interesting sideshow of the American-Mexican War. Hi..
Elizabeth B. Custer
The Experiences of General Custer’s Wife in Kansas and Texas
From the Army of the Potomac to the Plains Indian War
Elizabeth 'Libby' Custer must be commended for her literary efforts. She was certainly responsible for expanding and embellishing the Custer le..
George A. Custer
Custer’s Memoir of His Campaigns Against the Indian Tribes of the Western Plains
The memoirs of the most famous American cavalryman
Those who pursue fame are occasionally fated to acquire it for reasons other than those of their ambitions. So it is with George Armstrong Custer ..
Elizabeth B. Custer
The Experiences of General Custer’s Wife With the U. S. 7th Cavalry
The wife of a famous soldier on campaign on the Western Plains of America
Despite a successful career during the Civil War and a meteoritic elevation in rank as the 'Boy General,’ it is the later c..
Elizabeth B. Custer
The experiences of General Custer’s Wife on the Western Plains
A classic account of life on the Western Frontier
Mrs Custer—Libby—the love of George Armstrong Custer's life is in some regard no less famous than her husband. They were in the truest sense 'a cou..
Cyrus Cort & William Smith
Two Accounts of the Campaigns of 1763-1764
Bouquet’s Campaigns by Cyrus Cort
The History of Bouquet’s Expeditions by William Smith
Two accounts of Indian warfare in 18th century America
The French and Indian War—the conflict between the British and French in the New World has many enthusiastic students. It was shortly followed..