Post by Californian on Jul 20, 2019 18:28:52 GMT -5
Sheridan's Troopers. On the borders: a winter campaign on the plains. By De B. Randolph Keim, David McKay Publishers, Philadelphia PA 1885, 308 p.
Philip Henry Sheridan was known as a ruthless warrior who played a decisive role in the army's long campaign against the native peoples of the Plains, forcing them onto reservations with tactics of total war. In 1869, Sheridan succeeded William T. Sherman as commander of the Division of the Missouri, encompassing the Plains region from the Rocky Mountains to the Mississippi. With Sherman, he refined his tactics -- massive force directed in surprise attacks against Indian encampments -- to mount successful campaigns against the tribes of the Southern Plains in 1874-1875, and against those of the Northern Plains in 1876-1877.