Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2002 | Department of History

Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2002


Vol. 32, No. 1, Spring 2002

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"Look Out for Hell Some Place Soon: The 2nd Colorado Cavalry in Missouri, February-September, 1864" by Douglas R. Cubbison

Abstract: From February to September 1864 the 2nd Colorado Cavalry patrolled ravaged Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, Missouri. Although the regiment suffered reverses, it eventually drove individuals and smaller bands of Confederate partisans from the area. Large Confederate bands operated only under constraints. This article examines the reasons for the Colorado regiment's success.

Key Words: Civil War; Missouri; Guerrilla Warfare; Colorado Cavalry.

"Doctors at the Battle of the Big Hole" by Volney Steele

Abstract: After the Battle of the Big Hole in western Montana in August 1877, one of the four major engagements of the Nez Perce War, military and civilian physicians used limited resources and admirable skills and knowledge to care for wounded soldiers of the U.S. Army and for their wounded civilian comrades on or near the battlefield. Even though they remained in the field or in wagons bound for regular hospitals for six days, only two of the forty wounded men died.

Key Words: Military doctor; medical care; U.S. Army; Montana; Battle of the Big Hole; Nez Perce War.

"Olwyn Trask: A Casualty of San Jacinto" by Dan R. Manning

Abstract: Olwyn Trask of Gloucester, Massachusetts, was sent to rescue Frances Judith Somes Trask from the turmoil surrounding Santa Anna's Mexican army during the Texas Revolution. On 20 April 1836, he was mortally wounded during a skirmish near the San Jacinto River, becoming one of only a few Texians to die on the site of the most decisive battle of the war.

Key Words: Texas Revolution; San Jacinto; Olwyn Trask; Frances J. S. Trask.

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