The U.S. Army and the Texas frontier economy, 1845-1900 / by Thomas T. Smith

Author(s): Smith, Thomas T., 1950-
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Subjects: Texas--History--1846-1950
United States. Army--Procurement--History--19th century
Public contracts--Texas--History--19th century
Texas--Economic conditions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, 1999
Series: Texas A&M University military history series 65
LC Classification: H, HD
Physical Description: 307 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1. The Army Dollar in Texas 3
Ch. 2. The Army Logistical System in Texas 15
Ch. 3. Transportation: Prairie Schooners, Steamers, and the Iron Horse 48
Ch. 4. Forage: Corn, Hay, and Oats 71
Ch. 5. Real Estate: Fort Leasing, Purchase, Building, and Repair 78
Ch. 6. Additional Expenses: Fuel, Rations, Beef, Horses and Mules, Military Cemeteries, and Sutlers and Post Traders 103
Ch. 7. Payday: Paymasters, Soldiers' Silver, and Civilian Employment 122
Ch. 8. Army Engineers: Exploration and Mapping, Road Building, and River and Harbor Improvement 136
Ch. 9. Contributions to the Economic Network: Stagecoaches, Mail, the Military Telegraph System, and the Weather Service 155
Ch. 10. Conclusion: Swords, Cities, and Plowshares 174
App. 1. Wagon Freight Contractors with the U.S. Army in Texas, 1849-1890 183
App. 2. Steamship Contractors with the U.S. Army in Texas, 1850-1890 195
App. 3. Forage Contracts with the U.S. Army in Texas, 1850-1860 203
App. 4. Beef Contractors with the U.S. Army in Texas, 1849-1860 209
Notes 215
Bibliography 261
Index 285
Alternate Titles: US Army and the Texas frontier economy, 1845-1900
United States Army and the Texas frontier economy, 1845-1900
Notes: LCCN: 99011376
ISBN: 0890968829 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-284) and index
OCLC Number: 40610019
ISBN/ISSN: 0890968829