The Resource Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition, Thomas W. Cutrer

Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition, Thomas W. Cutrer

Label
Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition
Title
Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition
Statement of responsibility
Thomas W. Cutrer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A protege of David Crockett and Sam Houston, Ben McCulloch (1811-62) led an extraordinary life as a frontiersman, entrepreneur, and soldier. This first modern biography tells his colorful life story and through his career illuminates mid-nineteenth-century American military culture. In particular, Thomas Cutrer focuses on the tension between traditional volunteer citizen-soldiers and the emerging professional military establishment
  • McCulloch was heir apparent to a long line of popularly chosen frontier military officers who rose to leadership positions despite a lack of formal training. Born in Tennessee, he figured prominently in Texas history, participating in the battle of San Jacinto and serving as a Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal. He won distinction in the Mexican War, and during the Civil War he became the first civilian to receive a general's commission in the Confederate army when he took command of the Confederate forces in Arkansas and the Indian Territory and organized the Army of the West. He won a substantial victory over the Union army at Wilson's Creek in 1861 but was mortally wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge in 1862
  • Despite McCulloch's many successes, Cutrer reveals, his career was hampered because he was not a member of the West Point-trained cadre that gained influence in the 1850s. Although by the last half of that decade he was seriously spoken of as a candidate for the U.S. Senate and the governorship of Texas, McCulloch was repeatedly passed over for the army appointments that he coveted. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis sought to form a new model army led by professionally trained officers, and McCulloch's purely practical experience put him at a disadvantage
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cutrer, Thomas W
Dewey number
  • 976.4/06/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F391.M128
LC item number
C87 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McCulloch, Ben
  • United States
  • McCulloch, Ben
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Texas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Soldiers
  • Texas
Label
Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition, Thomas W. Cutrer
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1509
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-392) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807860946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854339
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854339
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition, Thomas W. Cutrer
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1509
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-392) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (402 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807860946
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42854339
  • (OCoLC)ocm42854339
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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