: Douglas C. McChristianНазвание
: The U.S. Army in the West 1870-1880: Uniforms, Weapons, and EquipmentИздательство
: University of Oklahoma Press ISBN
: 0806127058 Год
: 292 MbЯзык
Douglas McChristian describes the development of army uniforms, equipment, and small arms during a pivotal decade of experimentation and against a backdrop of a highly influential military operation--the Indian campaigns in the American West. Each type of item and its modifications are described using much new information from the records of the Ordnance and Quatermaster departments. Included are excerpts from previously unpublished 1875 field reports. Illustrated with more than two hundred photographs gathered from public and private collections. Unfortunately, a good number of the photographs of smaller items are printed very dark, but the text is extraordinary and makes up for that.