On the Border with Mackenzie; or, Winning West Texas from the Comanches

  • Title: On the Border with Mackenzie; or, Winning West Texas from the Comanches
  • Author: Robert Goldthwaite Carter
  • ISBN: 9780876112465
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the Border with Mackenzie or Winning West Texas from the Comanches When first published in On the Border with Mackenzie or Winning West Texas from the Comanches by Capt Robert G Carter quickly became known as the most complete account of the Indian Wars on t
    When first published in 1935, On the Border with Mackenzie, or Winning West Texas from the Comanches, by Capt Robert G Carter, quickly became known as the most complete account of the Indian Wars on the Texas frontier during the 1870s And even today it still stands as one of the most exhaustive histories ever written by an actual participant in the Texas Indian Wars CaWhen first published in 1935, On the Border with Mackenzie, or Winning West Texas from the Comanches, by Capt Robert G Carter, quickly became known as the most complete account of the Indian Wars on the Texas frontier during the 1870s And even today it still stands as one of the most exhaustive histories ever written by an actual participant in the Texas Indian Wars Carter, a Union Army veteran and West Point graduate, was appointed in 1870 to serve as second lieutenant in the Fourth United States Cavalry stationed at Fort Concho, Texas He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1900 for his gallantry in action against the Indians occurring on October 10, 1871, during the battle of Blanco Canyon.Led by Col Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, the Fourth Cavalry moved its headquarters to Fort Richardson, Texas, in 1871 where they soon became one of the most effective units on the western frontier Among the battles and skirmishes they participated in were the Warren wagon train raid of 1871 the Kicking Bird pursuit of 1871 the Remolino fight of 1873 the Red River War of 1874 75 and the Black Hills War of 1876.L F Sheffy refers to On the Border with Mackenzie as a splendid contribution to the early frontier history of West Texas a story filled with humor and pathos, tragedies and triumphs, hunger and thirst, war and adventure And in the words of John H Jenkins in Texas Basic Books, Carter pulls no punches in this outspoken narrative, and the reader always knows where he stands Long out of print, this definitive history of the Indian Wars will now have the accessibility that it deserves It is as Charles Robinson states in the foreword essential to any study of the Indian Wars of the Southern Plains New in paperback.Number 23 in the Fred H and Ella Mae Moore texas History Reprint Series.

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    About Robert Goldthwaite Carter


    1. Robert Goldthwaite Carter October 29, 1845 January 4, 1936 was a US Cavalry officer who participated in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars, most notably against the Comanche during which he received the Medal of Honor for his role against a Comanche raiding party at Brazos River in Texas on October 10, 1871.He became a successful author in his later years writing several books based on his military career, including On the Border with Mackenzie 1935 , as well as a series of booklets detailing his years as an Indian fighter on the Texas frontier.


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    1. Good firsthand information. Horridly written

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    2. After the Civil War, MacKenzie assumed command of one of the buffalo soldier cavalry unit. His regiment served in Texas and the American Southwest.

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