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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
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From the beginning 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 the need to adapt state militias to the requirements of modern war, yet the United States retained its original philosophy in what became the National Guard. The Rise of the ...

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The Rise of the National Guard: The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920 2002, Bison Books, Lincoln

ISBN-13: 9780803264281

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Rise of the National Guard: The Evolution of the American Militia, 1865-1920 1997, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803214866

Hardcover