Prucha, Francis Paul,
GUIDE TO THE MILITARY POSTS OF THE UNITED STATES.
F/NF. 11x8. Very minor flaws to jacket. Original "$7.50" price still intact on jacket flap.
(Madison, Wisconsin.: The State Historical Society of Wisconsin., 1966).
Originally published in 1964, this is the Second Printing from 1966, with a number of corrections.
Includes the following: ~A brief chronological history of the expansion and contraction of the military
frontier; ~An alphabetical catalog of military posts of every description: forts, camps, barracks & cantonments; ~A chronological series of cartographs
showing the distribution of regular army troops; ~A set of detailed two-color
maps locating the posts in their topographical setting; ~An outline of army
territorial commands; ~An extensive bibliography on military posts; ~A
selection of 18 etchings & photographic plates ilustrating the military
frontier. The material has been gathered from the official records of the War
Department and the cartographic collections of the National Archives. This one
reference book presents information hiteherto scattered in many places. It will
serve both the scholar and the general reader as a brief, accurate encyclopedia
of army posts from 1789 to 1895. Maps, etchings, photographs, appendices,
bibliography, 178 pages.