MILITARY HISTORY OF THE WEST - TOC - 1998
Volume 28, No. 2, Fall 1998
Table of Contents
"In the Footsteps of Lewis and Clark: The Northern Route of the 1853 Pacific Railway Survey," by Eugene C. Tidball
Abstract: In 1853 the northern segment of the Pacific Railroad Survey, led by Isaac Stevens, traversed present-day Montana from Fort Union to the Bitterroot Mountains. The expedition recorded scientific data, encountered Indians, and explored Rocky Mountain passes.
Key Words: Pacific Railroad Survey; Montana; Isaac Stevens; Lewis and Clark Expedition; Indians.
"Filibusters and Regular Troops in San Francisco, 1851-1855," by Durwood Ball
Abstract: Presidents Millard Fillmore and Franklin Pierce ordered army commanders in the Pacific Division to intervene against filibusters organizing in and launching from San Francisco in the early 1850s. The civil constabulary missions of Colonel Ethan A. Hitchcock and Brigadier General John E. Wool were defeated by local and national politics, official lethargy, and popular will.
Key Words: United States Army; filibusters; San Francisco; civil constabulary duty.
"'We must do the best we can': The Civil War Letters of Albert Chipman, 76th Illinois Infantry: Part 2," edited by Daniel E. Sutherland
Abstract: The letters of Sergeant Albert Chipman describe his experiences in camp and on campaign and offer glimpses of the problems faced by his family and community on the Illinois home front. This second of two installments follows Chipman's regiment, from September 1863 to the end of the war, through Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Alabama.
Key Words: Civil War; Illinois; common soldiers; northern home front