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US Army Frontier Scouts 1840–1921

(Osprey Elite #91)

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The role of the Frontier scout in the US Army during the period of westward expansion, was often far more important than that of the commanding officer. They possessed a priceless knowledge of the geography, people and characteristics of the great, unknown American hinterland and from the earliest days of exploration, the US Army depended on its scouts to guide troops acro ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published July 23rd 2003 by Osprey Publishing (first published July 2003)
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A fun little Edition in the Osprey Elite Series, this book covers the Indigenous Scout individuals and units that took part in the Indian and Civil Wars in the USA. The book follows the classic formula for Osprey- A history of the players, both single and units, then a description of their clothing and other equipment, with a nice selection of colour plates, fantastic illustrations by Richard Hook, in a center section.

Frankly, aside from their participation in major wars and battles, the stories
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