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Osprey Fortress 28: Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91

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Osprey Fortress 28: Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91
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Description

Osprey Fortress Series No. 28 Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91 Central and Northern Plains. Text by Ron Field illustrated by Adam Hook. © 2005 Osprey Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1 84176 775 1

64 page paperback book including colour plates, contemporary monochrome photographs and diagrams. Contents include:

  • Introduction with map
  • Chronology
  • Development of the forts on the central and northern plains (fur trade and supply forts)
  • The types of military forts (open forts, stockade forts, stonebuilt forts, adobe and brick built forts)
  • The principal elements of defence.
  • Life in a frontier fort
  • The forts at war (The Dakota War 1862, Indian Raids 1864, Camp Rankin 1865, Fort Buford 1866-67, Red Clouds War 1866-68, Attack on Fort McKeen 1872, Sioux War 1876-79, Wounded Knee Campaign 1890-91)
  • The fate of the Plains forts
  • The forts today
  • Bibliography
  • Index

The cover and page edges have some very minor scuffs and marks. The binding is secure and all internal content is virtually as new.

 

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