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Red Badge of Courage
“Anybody who’s ever tried to put a braid in a mule’s tale knows a thing or two more about the process than someone who hasn’t."
The Ordeal Of Olive Oatman
Thousands of American soldiers were planning to converge on the Valley and slaughter them all if they didn’t set Olive “free”
Did the U.S. Cavalry have remudas like the Old West cattle drives?
Edgar Rice Burroughs Hunted the Apache Kid
Two years soldiering in the Arizona Territory at Fort Grant provided decades of creative inspiration for Tarzan’s creator.
Frank W. Puncer
Boot Camp or Basic Training
New recruits might also be assigned to regular units and learned to drill, manual of arms, horsemanship and marksmanship on the job.
From Frontier Soldier to Peacemaking President
U.S. Grant and the West.
Will C. Barnes: Soldier, Cowboy, Author and Storyteller
Will C. Barnes is perhaps best known today for his book,
Arizona Place Names
but his contributions in early Arizona were many including receiving the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Indian Wars.