Frontier Crossroads: Fort Davis and the West

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ABBREVIATIONS
ACP BranchAppointment, Commission, and Personal Branch Files
AGOAdjutant General’s Office
CAHCenter for American History
DTDepartment of Texas
FODAFort Davis National Historic Site
GPLuBenjamin Grierson Papers, Texas Tech University, Lubbock (photocopy at Fort Davis National Historic Site)
GPNewBenjamin Grierson Papers, Newberry Library, Chicago (microfilm copy at Fort Davis National Historic Site)
GPSprBenjamin Grierson Papers, Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield (microfilm copy at Fort Davis National Historic Site)
HQAHeadquarters of the Army
LCLibrary of Congress
LRLetters Received
LSLetters Sent
NARANational Archives and Records Administration
ORWar of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (unless otherwise noted, all references are to series 1)
RLRRegister of Letters Received
SW, ARSecretary of War, Annual Reports
TSLTexas State Library

PREFACE

1. Froebel, Seven Years’ Travel, 460; Taylor and McDanield, The Coming Empire, 381; Myer to My Dear James, Feb. 14, 1855, in Crimmins, “General Albert J. Myer,” 57; Report of Stanley, Sept. 30, SW, AR, 1884, 125.

2. Sherman to Sheridan, Apr. 2, 1883, 26:553, roll 9, LS, HQA (microfilm M 857), NARA.

3. For Turner, see Billington, America’s Frontier Heritage, 25. For a concise summary of the recent “frontier” debate, see Rischer, “Career of Francis Jennings,” 517–29, especially note 8. Thanks to my colleague, David Blanke, for calling the Rischer essay to my attention.

4. Nobles, American Frontiers, xii–xiv.

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Table of contents

  • Frontier Crossroads i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vii
  • Preface ix
  • Chapter One - Crossroads of Empire 3
  • Chapter Two - Agent of Empire 15
  • Chapter Three - Frontier Outpost 30
  • Chapter Four - Implementation of Empire 43
  • Chapter Five - Crisis of Empire 58
  • Chapter Six - Return to the Frontier 70
  • Chapter Seven - Frontier Duties 88
  • Chapter Eight - Frontier Empire 108
  • Chapter Nine - The Close of the Military Frontier 123
  • Epilogue 140
  • Appendix 1 143
  • Appendix 2 144
  • Notes 145
  • Bibliography 179
  • Index 201
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