Shavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule by Emmett M. EssinShavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule by Emmett M. Essin

Shavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army Mule

byEmmett M. Essin

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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The last U.S. Army mules were formally mustered out of the service in December 1956, ending 125 years of military reliance on the virtues of this singular animal. Much less glamorous than the cavalryman’s horse, the Army pack mule was a good deal more important: from the Mexican War through World War II, mules were an indispensable adjunct to army movement.
 
The author has exhaustively researched the ubiquitous yet nearly invisible army mule. Through his work we learn a great deal about military procurement, transport, and supply, the bedrock on which military mobility rests.
Emmett M. Essin is a professor of history and the director of Developmental Studies at East Tennessee State University.
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Title:Shavetails and Bell Sharps: The History of the U.S. Army MuleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:259 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:October 1, 2000Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0803267401

ISBN - 13:9780803267404

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"Essin has written an enjoyable, valuable work. Any serious student of United States military history can benefit from this volume. The author's appreciation for the contribution of the Army mule, and his careful scholarship, make a unique contribution to military history". -- New Mexico Historical Review