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Author: David E. Wagner
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Title: Patrick Connor's War: The 1865 Powder River Indian Expedition (Frontier Military Series)
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Publisher: The Arthur H. Clark Company; First Edition edition (May 7, 2010)
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Patrick Connor's War: The 1865 Powder River Indian Expedition (Frontier Military Series) by David E. Wagner



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The summer of 1865 marked the transition from the Civil War to Indian war on the western plains. With the rest of the country’s attention still focused on the East. David E. Wagner (1939–2009) is the author of Powder River Odyssey: Nelson Cole’s Western Campaign of 1865, a complimentary volume on the eastern column of Connor’s command. A serious student of the Indian wars in the West, he worked with Pitney Bowes, In. for thirty-eight years. Series: Frontier Military Series (Book 29).

Series: Frontier Military Series (29). Frontier Military Series (29). Original publication date.

With the rest of the country’s attention still focused on the East, the . Army began an often forgotten campaign against the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho.

Sparks in the Powder. After the outbreak of the Civil War, nearly all regular . Army troops in the mountain West were pulled east. Partly to fill that vacuum, Connor, then a colonel, led a troop of California volunteers into Utah to protect the western segment of the overland trail and to keep an eye on the Mormons. The Arthur H. Clark Company, 2010, 27, 28.

Books by David E. Wagner. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press.

Common terms and phrases. Wagner, Lyman G. Bennett.

The Battle of Crazy Woman's Fork. On August 13, 1865, Captain Frank J. North, of the Pawnee Scouts, was riding with some of his Pawnee Scouts near the Crazy Woman's Fork of the Powder River. Captain North and his scouts then spotted a small group of Cheyenne warriors, and commenced to chase them. In the pursuit, North became separated from the . Scouts by about a mile.

Patrick Connor's War is the late David E. Wagner's second book in the past year dealing with the military operations against Lakotas and Cheyennes in the Powder River country of today's Wyoming and environs in 1865. The volume is rich in detail and likely the most complete composite synthesis of these campaign records kept largely by men of state volunteer regiments.

The summer of 1865 marked the transition from the Civil War to Indian war on the western plains. With the rest of the country’s attention still focused on the East, the U.S. Army began an often forgotten campaign against the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho. Led by Gen. Patrick Connor, the Powder River Indian Expedition into Wyoming sought to punish tribes for raids earlier that year. Patrick Connor’s War describes the troops’ movement into hostile territory while struggling with bad weather, supply shortages, and communication problems.

David E. Wagner’s carefully assembled account carries readers along the trail of Connor’s men and allows soldiers to give firsthand impressions of the land and campaign. The author draws on journals, letters, and reports―especially the James H. Kidd Papers, a copy of Connor’s expedition report previously believed burned, and the newly discovered C. M. Lee diary―to reconstruct a day-by-day chronology that finds the men trudging, sometimes barefoot and half starved, over unforgiving terrain. The thrill and danger of buffalo hunts and skirmishes with Indians punctuated an arduous trek across the northern plains.

Copious maps tie narrative to topography by plotting Connor’s route and the paths of the units under him. Also included is a detailed account of the civilian road-building expedition of James Sawyers, whose fate became intertwined with the Powder River expedition. Two dozen illustrations and biographical sketches of main players round out the work.

This first major campaign of the post–Civil War Indian wars has been largely overlooked by historians―but should be no longer. Patrick Connor’s War breaks new ground by bringing the expedition to life in fascinating detail that will satisfy scholars and engage general readers.

Reviews: 2
Nuliax
I really enjoyed this book! By using a combination of his own narrative along with diary entries written by the expedition participants, the author has presented a factual and believable account of Patrick Conner's 1865 Powder River expedition. This book will be a good reference source for anyone interested in early military involvement in the American west.
Faehn
Great book...included personal family history for us.