Life and manners in the frontier army

by Oliver Knight

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press in Norman

Written in English
Published: Pages: 280 Downloads: 800
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  • West (U.S.)


  • King, Charles, 1844-1933 -- Knowledge -- Manners and customs,
  • United States. Army -- Military life,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.),
  • West (U.S.) -- History -- 1848-1860

Edition Notes

Statementby Oliver Knight.
LC ClassificationsF593 .K56
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4547340M
ISBN 100806114401
LC Control Number77015457

The wife of army officer and illustrator Seth Eastman, Mary Eastman gathered the material for this book during their seven years at Fort Snelling in what became the Minnesota Territory. Illustrated with watercolor drawings from Seth Eastman’s frontier portfolio, this new edition of a celebrated classic is a feast for the eyes. The United States Soldier Between Two Wars: Army Life and Reforms, New York: Humanities Press, Foote, Cheryl J. Women of the New Mexico Frontier, Niwot: University Press of Colorado, Frazer, Robert W. Forts and Supplies: The Role of the Army in the Economy of the Southwest,   The Significance of the Frontier in American History []. In a recent bulletin of the Superintendent of the Census for appear these significant words: "Up to and including the country had a frontier of settlement, but at present the unsettled area has been so broken into by isolated bodies of settlement that there can hardly be said to be a frontier line. Army directives, customs, and traditions imposed social obligations on these women, and the world of the frontier Army garrison continually challenged their sense of what it meant to be "true women." Remarkably, they flourished and established a defined role for themselves that went beyond the conventional definition of true womanhood.

Comanches murdered his mother [in ] and his father died of disease in the Confederate States Army. “As a young man, Joe lived an adventurous frontier life, drifted to West Texas in , married Lina Underhill, a strong Quaker woman, and settled into the ranching business near what is Author: John R. Erickson.   “Mutinous Michigan Militia” and “National Guard in Active Service,” Army and Navy Journal, J , ; “Worthless National Guardsmen” and “Knights of Labor as Militiamen,” Army and Navy Journal, J , “The New Rebellion,” Army and Navy Journal, July 7, , Quotations are from “The New Rebellion.”. Her descriptions of military manners and customs, people and society, and the day-to-day adventures of a woman on the untamed frontier comprise a rare portrait of Arizona during the Indian Wars told by someone equipped with a discerning eye, a fluid pen, and endless curiosity. --Bruce J. Dinges. The Seventh Military History Symposium of the United States Air Force Academy brought together military historians, frontier historians, western historians, and local historians. The papers presented are arranged in four sections: The Frontier and American Military Tradition Comparison of Military Frontiers Impact of the Military on the Frontier Military Life on the Frontier Papers in the.

In this book, the reader learns what life was really like on the dangerous frontier wilderness that was West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio before the Revolutionary War. ~~~ Note: Since the original publication of this book in , subsequent scholarship, particularly by John Sugden (see below) has drawn into question the opinion that Blue Jacket. The Importance of Reading. Leaders must ingrain in themselves a desire for continual professional growth and life-long learning. A recent study by the Pew Research Center found almost a quarter of American adults (24%) claim they haven't read a book (in whole or in part) in the past year, whether in print, electronic, or audio form (Perrin, ).). Reading implies self-improvement, and a.

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Oliver Knight's Life and Manners in the Frontier Army is significant because it is a social history that explores the manners and customs of army officers and their wives on the frontier. Knight argues army officers and their wives "maintained a stylized code of conduct which gave a unique cast to the life and manners of frontier posts."5/5(3).

Knight, a prize-winning historian of the Western frontier, mined King's books for information and produced an organized, critical survey of day-to-day life in the Old Army, the character of the typical officer and his family (who generally regarded him as a knight errant, the frequent squalor of their physical Life and manners in the frontier army book in isolated posts 5/5(2).

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Find more information about: ISBN: Get this from a library. Life and manners in the frontier army. [Oliver Knight] -- The officers and ladies of the Old Army were an elite if exiled group in the Trans-Mississippi West during the period of the Indian Wars from to In, but seldom of, Western communities, and.

BOOK REVIEWS. Richard H. Peterson, Book Review Editor. Life and Manners in the Frontier Army. By Oliver Knight. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Bibliography.

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Life and manners in the frontier army by Oliver Knight; 3 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Frontier and pioneer life, History, Knowledge, Manners and customs, Military life, United States, United States.

The "Army on the Frontier" is a term applied to the activities of the United States Army stationed near the frontier settlements from the beginning of national existence until aboutthe end of the settlers' principal functions performed by the U.S.

Army were: guarding the frontier settlements in forts from hostile indigenous peoples. The manpower strains of all the various missions after the Civil War plus manning all the frontier posts and stations badly strained the resources of a shrinking Regular Army.

As the post-Civil War Army took shape, its strength began a decade of decline, dropping from an level of 57, to half that inthen leveling off at an average of 26, for the remaining years up to the. Life and Manners in the Frontier Army. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1st Edition.

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Lane, Lydia Spencer. I Married a Soldier; or, Old Days in the Old Army. Philadelphia: J. Lippincott, Langley, Harold D. (ed). To Utah with the Dragoons and Glimpses of Life in Arizona and California, – Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

“The frontier is the outer edge of the wave,” writes historian Frederick Jackson Turner, “the meeting-point between savagery and civilization the line of most rapid and effective Americanization.” It was the U.S.

Army’s role to facilitate this Americanization and expansion into the western frontier. Book Review published on: March 1, In The Extraordinary Life of Charles Pomeroy Stone Soldier, Surveyor, Pasha, Engineer, Blaine Lamb examines the life of Charles Pomeroy Stone, a man who Gen.

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Oliver Knight, Life and Manners in the Frontier Army (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, ), 39, Isaac Bowen was a native of New York and attended West Point, earning his commission in He met Catherine Cary of Houlton, Maine, when he was stationed at Hancock Barracks, near Houlton.

They were married in Looking for books by Oliver Knight. See all books authored by Oliver Knight, including Life and Manners in the Frontier Army, and Fort Worth Outpost on the Trinity (Chisholm Trail Series, No 8), and more on Thirty years of army life on the border: Comprising descriptions of the Indian nomads of the plains; explorations of new territory; a trip across the Rocky mountains in the winter; descriptions of the habits of different animals found in the West, and the methods of hunting them; with incidents in the life of different frontier men, &c., &c.

This little book was a startling read especially for an army wife, as I was during the s and into the ’90s. My time was “just” years after the events told by these frontier wives, but there were a thousand years’ worth of differences/5.

Books, art, and movies most often portray the frontier army in continuous conflict with Native Americans. In truth, the army spent only a small part of its frontier duty fighting Indians; as the main arm of the federal government in less-settled regions of the nation, the army performed a host of duties/5(6).

Prucha, Francis Paul, ed., Army Life on the Western Frontier: Reports Made Between and by Colonel George Croghan, University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, Prucha, Francis Paul, Broadax and Bayonet: The Role of the United States Army in the Development of the NorthwestUniversity of Nebraska Press: Lincoln,   Why Should Life A Weary Journey Seem - Duration: Salvation Army Song Book # - Duration: Richland Corps 4, views.

The Salvation Army UK. The Significance of the Frontier in American History () this is a short version of the essay subsequently published in Turner's essay collection, The Frontier in American History ().

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Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, Pp. xvi, Illus., notes, biblio., index. $ ISBN: Class and Race in the Frontier Army, Prof. Adams (Kent State) examines how perceptions of "class and race" affected not only the inter-personal relations of the men of the "Indian.

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