The Resource A hero to his fighting men : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel

A hero to his fighting men : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel

Label
A hero to his fighting men : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925
Title
A hero to his fighting men
Title remainder
Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925
Statement of responsibility
Peter R. DeMontravel
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nelson A. Miles began his military service as a volunteer officer in the Civil War. He later earned the appellation "the idol of the Indian fighters" and capped his controversial career by serving as Commanding General of the Army from 1895 to 1903
  • Without the benefit of a college education, Miles attained the rank of major general of volunteers two months after his twenty-sixth birthday. At the close of the Civil War, he was Jefferson Davis's military jailer; he then served with the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina. On the frontier, he won a series of victories against the Kiowa-Comanches, Sioux, Nez Perce, Bannocks, and Geronimo's band of Apaches. His skillful management of the Messiah outbreak of 1890 ended the Indian Wars. Miles also commanded the Army during the Spanish-American War and was involved in the late-nineteenth-century Army reforms
  • During his long and distinguished career, Miles made numerous enemies, including Theodore Roosevelt. Peter DeMontravel contends that the comments made by these enemies influenced the way historians have viewed Miles's career. This reassessment of that career restores him to a degree of prominence
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeMontravel, Peter R.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E181.M53
LC item number
D45 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Miles, Nelson Appleton
  • Miles, Nelson A.
  • Miles, Nelson Appleton
  • United States
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A hero to his fighting men : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 463 pages
Isbn
9780873385947
Lccn
97035947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37465200
  • (OCoLC)ocm37465200
Label
A hero to his fighting men : Nelson A. Miles, 1839-1925, Peter R. DeMontravel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 463 pages
Isbn
9780873385947
Lccn
97035947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37465200
  • (OCoLC)ocm37465200

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