Autumn of the Black Snake : : the Creation of the U.s. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West
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Prologue: the ruins of an old French fort -- Part I. Sinclair's retreat -- The death of General Butler -- The turnip field -- Drive them out -- An inquiry into the causes of the unfortunate late defeat -- Part II. War dancing -- Standing armies -- Metropotamia -- Mad Anthony -- The peaceful intentions of the United States -- Legion Ville -- Part III. The Blacksnake march -- Recovery -- Fallen Timbers -- Black granite -- Conclusion.
An account of how the U.S. Army was created to fight a crucial Native American war describes how George Washington and other early leaders organized the Legion of the United States under General "Mad" Anthony Wayne in response to a 1791 militia defeat in the Ohio River Valley. --Publisher.
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Year Published: 2017
Description: 447 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Wayne, Anthony, -- 1745-1796 -- Military leadership.
Wayne's Campaign, 1794.
Native Americans -- Wars -- 1790-1794.
Native Americans -- Wars -- Ohio.