Автор: R. Stephen Dorsey
Название: The American Military Spur
Издательство: Collector's Library
Размер: 42,8 Мб
Для сайта: www.eKnigi.org
The story of the American military spur begins with the first military riders who fought for their right to be free of a distant king, his laws, taxes and military. Long before there was a cowboy, the military rider was patrolling and protecting the Frontier and, as that Frontier moved west, the dragoons and cavalry opened the trails and made the West safe for settlement, ranching and agriculture.
The spurs shown in this book made real history and, until recently, have been overshadowed by the more highly-decorated but more modern spurs of the cowboy and contemporary spur maker. Plainer and previously taken for granted, the American military spur was present for duty in the roll call of our nation's history: Yorktown, Resaca de la Palma, Brandy Station, the Indian War of 1864, the Little Big Horn, the Geronimo Campaign, the Pershing Expedition into Mexico and the countless, unsung mounted patrols and skirmishes that settled America from sea to shining sea.