Eric S. Johnson has spent the past ten years researching and writing about a topic close to his heart—honoring the soldiers who fought during the Western Indian Wars. Even as the United States celebrated the end of the American Civil War in May 1865, violence continued in the West, as it would for much of the rest of the century. Indians, pushed ever westward by the encroachment of civilization, fought back. They made war upon the settlers, the infrastructure, and the economy of the West, while men of bad character attempted to gain their own advantage. Indeed between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the century, the men of the U.S. army were called to service on the Western frontier. More than twelve hundred men answered their nation’s greatest calling, giving their lives in service to their country. These men, their service, sacrifice, and heroism are finally recognized in Eric’s first book.
Eric’s meticulous research has culminated in a 400-page hard cover book with more than 65 photographs.
No Greater Calling: A Chronological Record of Sacrifice and Heroism during the Western Indian Wars, 1865–1898, published by Schiffer Books, will be available in October, but Eric wouldn’t mind at all if you preordered it now. Check it out at http://www.schifferbooks.com and Amazon.com