The Rise of the National Guard: The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920

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The Rise of the National Guard: The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920 - Cooper, Jerry

From the beginnings of our republic the concept of a citizen soldiery, organized through militias, has undergirded American military philosophy. This nation fought the Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War, and began the Civil War, relying on volunteer militias and only a skeletal professional military force. The Civil War demonstrated ...

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