Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 1999 | Department of History

Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 1999


Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 1999

Table of Contents

"Lieutenant Raimundo DuBreuil, Commandant of San Gabriel de Manchac, and Bernardo de Galvez's 1779 Campaign on the Mississippi River," by Gilbert C. Din, pp. 1-30.

Abstract: In the year before Spain entered the American Revolutionary War, Lieutenant Raimundo DuBreuil provided Governor Bernardo de Galvez of Louisiana with valuable information about British war aims and military strength on the Mississippi River. His reports helped Galvez assess the probability of successfully conquering British posts, which he soon accomplished.
Key Words: American Revolutionary War; Bernardo de Galvez; Raimundo DuBreuil; Fort San Gabriel; West Florida

"Response to War: Civil War Enlistment Patterns in Kenosha County, Wisconsin," by Kurt Hackemer, 31-62.

Abstract: Enlistment patterns in Kenosha, Wisconsin, differed markedly from those in other local and national studies. Specifically, native-born Americans and the wealthy served in higher numbers than expected and actually increased their participation as the war went on. These atypical results suggest that historians take a closer look at western participation in the Civil War.
Key Words: enlistments; Wisconsin; ethnicity; class

"A Virginia Soldier in the Frontier Army: The Letters of Sergeant John R. Whaley, Second U.S. Artillery, 1854-1859," ed. Robert P. Wettemann Jr.,63-88.

Abstract: Virginian John R. Whaley served in the U.S. Army between 1854 and 1859. His twelve letters to his family include a description of his travels, impressions of Indian Territory and artillery training, and plans for the march to Utah. Whaley also expresses opinions on the presidential election of 1856.
Key Words: Indian Territory; Fort Washita; U.S. Army; Utah

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