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The Resource Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland

Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland

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Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West
Title
Autumn of the Black Snake
Title remainder
the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West
Statement of responsibility
William Hogeland
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Language
eng
Summary
When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the newly independent United States savored its victory and hoped for a great future. And yet the republic soon found itself losing an escalating military conflict on its borderlands. In 1791, years of skirmishes, raids, and quagmire climaxed in the grisly defeat of American militiamen by a brilliantly organized confederation of Shawnee, Miami, and Delaware Indians. With nearly one thousand U.S. casualties, this was the worst defeat the nation would ever suffer at native hands. Americans were shocked, perhaps none more so than their commander in chief, George Washington, who saw in the debacle an urgent lesson: the United States needed an army. Washington and Alexander Hamilton, at enormous risk, outmaneuver Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and other skeptics of standing armies -- and Washington appoints the seemingly disreputable Anthony Wayne, known as Mad Anthony, to lead the Legion of the United States, our first true standing army. Wayne marches into the forests of the Old Northwest, where the very Indians he is charged with defeating will bestow on him, with grudging admiration, a new name: the Black Snake
Summary
An account of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Native American war describes how George Washington and other early leaders organized the Legion of the United States under General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in response to a 1791 militia defeat in the Ohio River Valley
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 970.004/97
  • 973.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E83.794
LC item number
.H64 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West
Label
Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-425) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The ruins of an old French fort -- The death of General Butler -- The turnip field -- Drive them out -- An inquiry into the causes of the late unfortunate defeat -- Standing armies -- Metropotamia -- Mad Anthony -- The peaceful intentions of the United States -- Legion Ville -- Recovery -- Fallen Timbers -- Black granite
Control code
20900164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
447 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374107345
Lccn
2016052193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974612291
  • (OCoLC)974612291
Label
Autumn of the Black Snake : the creation of the U.S. Army and the invasion that opened the West, William Hogeland
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-425) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The ruins of an old French fort -- The death of General Butler -- The turnip field -- Drive them out -- An inquiry into the causes of the late unfortunate defeat -- Standing armies -- Metropotamia -- Mad Anthony -- The peaceful intentions of the United States -- Legion Ville -- Recovery -- Fallen Timbers -- Black granite
Control code
20900164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
447 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374107345
Lccn
2016052193
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn974612291
  • (OCoLC)974612291

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