The Soldiers of America's First Army: 1791 by Richard M. LytleThe Soldiers of America's First Army: 1791 by Richard M. Lytle

The Soldiers of America's First Army: 1791

byRichard M. Lytle

Paperback | October 22, 2004

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1791 marked one of the worst military defeats the United States Army ever suffered. As Major General Arthur St. Clair led both regular Army and militia levee soldiers to the banks of the Wabash River, Native Americans rose to stop them-and stop the Army they did. In this fascinating study, Richard Lytle gives historians, genealogists, and local history buffs a monumental resource for the study of St. Clair's soldiers. Not only a detailed narrative of this campaign, this is also the most complete roster of soldiers available, and a comprehensive description of their origins, equipment and organization. This resource assembles in one place both the narrative and hard to find reference materials that genealogists and historians need to research and better understand this seminal event in America's westward growth.
Richard M. Lytle is a historian and librarian at Hammond Public Library in Hammond, Indiana.
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Title:The Soldiers of America's First Army: 1791Format:PaperbackDimensions:454 pages, 8.44 × 6.92 × 1.14 inPublished:October 22, 2004Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810850117

ISBN - 13:9780810850118

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. History of the Miami Indians Chapter 4 2. The United States Army before 1791 Chapter 5 3. Creating the Regiments Chapter 6 4. Recruiting and Forming the Regiments Chapter 7 5. Deployments, April to September 1791 Chapter 8 6. The Question of Numbers Chapter 9 7. Beginning St. Clair's Campaign Chapter 10 8. The Fight on the Wabash Chapter 11 9. Retreat and Recovery Chapter 12 10. Aftermath Chapter 13 Personnel Lists Chapter 14 Appendix: Numbers, Food, Equipment, Clothing Chapter 15 Notes Chapter 16 Bibliography Chapter 17 Index Chapter 18 About the Author

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...assembles both the narrative and hard-to-find reference materials that genealogists and historians need...