The last camel charge: the untold story of America's desert military experiment

357 J66La 2016

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The last camel charge: the untold story of America's desert military experiment

Johnson, Forrest Bryant

New York Berkley Caliber 2012

365 p. illus. 23 cm.

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In the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. Army would employ a weapon that had never before been seen on its native soil. From the Middle East came a calvary mount that would fare better than both mules and horses in the American Southwest. Against the Mojave in the Arizona Territory, against the Mormons in Utah Territory, during the early stages of the Civil War, the camel would become part of military history and a nearly forgotten chapter of Americana. This is the true story of that experiment and the extraordinary group of people who brough it together. This book gives them their due as a vital piece of American history.

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ISBN:

9780425253502

Author:

Johnson, Forrest Bryant

Title:

The last camel charge: the untold story of America's desert military experiment

Publisher:

New York Berkley Caliber 2012

Physical:

365 p. illus. 23 cm.

Summary:

In the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. Army would employ a weapon that had never before been seen on its native soil. From the Middle East came a calvary mount that would fare better than both mules and horses in the American Southwest. Against the Mojave in the Arizona Territory, against the Mormons in Utah Territory, during the early stages of the Civil War, the camel would become part of military history and a nearly forgotten chapter of Americana. This is the true story of that experiment and the extraordinary group of people who brough it together. This book gives them their due as a vital piece of American history.

Subject:

United States Army. Camel Corps--History

Subject:

Camels--Southwest, New--History

Subject:

Southwest, New--History--1848-

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