The Resource A hero to his fighting men: : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel, (ebook)

A hero to his fighting men: : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel, (ebook)

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A hero to his fighting men: : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925
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A hero to his fighting men:
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Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925
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Peter R. DeMontravel
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eng
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Nelson A. Miles began his military service as a volunteer officer in the Civil War. He later earned the appellation 'the idol of the Indian fighters' and capped his controversial career by serving as Commanding General of the Army from 1895 to 1903.Without the benefit of a college education, Miles attained the rank of major general of volunteers two months after his twenty-sixth birthday. At the close of the Civil War, he was Jefferson Davis's military jailer, then served with the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina. On the frontier, he won a series of victories against the Kiowa-Comanches, Sioux, Nez Perce, Bannocks, and Geronimo's band of Apaches. His skillful management of the Messiah outbreak of 1890 ended the Indian Wars. Miles also commanded the Army during the Spanish-American War and was involved in the late nineteenth-century Army reforms. During his long and distinguished career, Miles made numerous enemies, including Theodore Roosevelt. Peter DeMontravel contends that the comments made by these enemies influenced the way historians have viewed Miles's career. This reassessment of that career restores him to a degree of prominence
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Midwest
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1933-
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DeMontravel, Peter R.
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  • 355/.0092
  • B
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Miles, Nelson Appleton
  • Generals
  • United States
  • Electronic books
  • United States
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adult
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A hero to his fighting men: : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel, (ebook)
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9781612771663
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11753751
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remote
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11753751
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A hero to his fighting men: : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612771663
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11753751
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11753751
System control number
MWT11753751
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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