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Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848-1861

by Ball, Durwood
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Retail Price: $34.95 hardcover
Issue: Winter 2002
ISBN: 0806133120

Focusing on the time between the Mexican War and the Civil War, Durwood Ball examines army life in the West. Though the forces were seen as peacekeepers, their duties often put them at risk from Native Americans and civil unrest in the towns they were policing.

review of Army Regulars on the Western Frontier, 1848-1861, by Ball, Durwood, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2002).