Combat Diary: Episodes from the History of the Twenty-Second Regiment, 1866-1905

Hardcover | August 1, 1991

byA. B. Feuer

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The story of the "Old Army" as revealed through the eyes of Colonel Jacob Kreps, this book dramatically portrays life in action with the U.S. Infantry on the Western frontier, in the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippine Insurrection. Drawing on the first hand accounts preserved in the diary of Kreps, who served for more than 30 years with the U.S. Twenty-second Infantry Regiment, A. B. Feuer details the hardships endured by the soldiers in combat action. Feuer recounts the experiences of the distinguished U.S. Twenty-second Infantry Regiment beginning in 1883. He also discusses numerous other U.S. Army units--infantry, cavalry, artillery, engineering, medical, quartermaster and signal--and offers important data on the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Some of the accounts, such as that of the Pasig River battle and the Mindanao campaign, fill in missing chapters in the chronicles of war history. This book, which includes original maps and photographs, is valuable to anyone interested in military history.

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The story of the "Old Army" as revealed through the eyes of Colonel Jacob Kreps, this book dramatically portrays life in action with the U.S. Infantry on the Western frontier, in the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippine Insurrection. Drawing on the first hand accounts preserved in the diary of Kreps, who served for more than 30 ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1991Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275939294

ISBN - 13:9780275939298

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?Informative and highly readable, this campaign history covers the four decades after the American Civil War when the regiment helped subjugate the Indians of the Northern Plains, chased (Jacob S.) Coxey's Army, suppressed mine and railroad strikes, fought the Spanish in Cuba and took on Emilio Aguinaldo's insurgents in the Philippines. Because of its diverse experiences, the 22d epitomizes the US Army, as a whole, during this era. The author relies heavily on excerpts from soldiers' diaries to build his narrative, especially Colonel Jacob F. Kreps' journal, which makes the book both more entertaining and more memorable than the conventional campaign history.?-MILITARY REVIEW