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By Dan L. Thrapp

General George criminal deliberate and arranged the vital Apache crusade in Arizona, and basic Nelson Miles took credits for its profitable end at the 1800s, however the males who quite received it have been rugged frontiersmen comparable to Al Sieber, the well known leader of Scouts. criminal trusted Sieber to steer Apache scouts opposed to renegade Apaches, who have been adept at hiding and raiding from inside of their local terrain. during this rigorously researched biography, Dan L. Thrapp supplies vast proof for Sieber’s services, noting that the expeditions he followed have been hugely winning while these from which he used to be absent met with few triumphs. possibly the best tribute to his skills was once paid through a San Carlos Apache who, regardless of how depressing existence may possibly turn into, simply because, he acknowledged, Sieber could locate him whether he left no tracks.

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To a large extent, Al Sieber and men like him had brought this about. They were a unique breed, a type that never was before and never would be again, men of bravery, devotion, integrity, of lawfulness and lawlessness, kindliness and extreme callousness, men who could be deadly serious yet were full of lighthearted joy. Page viii I do not seek to glorify Al Sieber unduly, for to do so would be unhistorical. Sieber was a rough man, one who could be callous, although he was never cruel as that word is generally understood.

Johnson. Scholarly research depends upon assistance from the staffs of libraries and other repositories, and to the personnel of all of those I used go my deep thanks. Particular mention should be made of Professor Martin F. Schmitt, University of Oregon Library, Eugene; the Arizona Pioneers' Historical Museum Library and its staff, including Historical Secretary Emeritus Mrs. George F. Kitt, Historical Secretaries Mrs. Eleanor B. Sloan and Mrs. Yndia S. Moore, Mrs. Sadie S. Schmidt, and Historian Ray Brandes; Mrs.

27 The North Woods soldiers paid no attention and hurried on, reaching Courtney 27Ibid. Page 19 House just as a crowded column in gray moved out of a woods close in front. The enemy recoiled for a moment, then moved on toward its target, past the Minnesotans, who got in a flanking fire and took many prisoners, including a North Carolina colonel and other officers. McClellan himself congratulated the brigade for its part in defeating the Rebels within five miles of Richmond, but the victory meant little.

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