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In Defense of a Career

John Ferral McBlain Captain, 9th Cavalry, U.S. Army

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In Defense of a Career by Mary , H. Yuhasz
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The military career of John Ferral McBlain took many twists and turns in the decades after the Civil War. At the age of 21 he joined the army in Philadelphia and served two enlistments with the Second Cavalry in the Montana Territory. His cavalry battalion arrived at the Little Bighorn battlefield the day after Custer's fatal encounter with the Indians. In 1880 he was one of the few enlisted men who rose through the ranks to become an officer with the Buffalo Soldiers of the Ninth Cavalry. His army career nearly came to an end in 1886, following a series of unforeseen and improbable events. When the Spanish-American War broke out, Captain McBlain and his Buffalo Soldiers were sent to Cuba, where they distinguished themselves at San Juan Hill fighting alongside Teddy Roosevelt. Captain McBlain narrowly escaped death several times during his thirty years in the field. However, while on duty in the Philippines, his health gradually began to fail. He returned to a recruiting assignment in Texas where he died in 1902.
Release date Australia
June 27th, 2005
Contributor
Created by Outskirts Press
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Outskirts Press
Pages
216
Dimensions
216x140x12
ISBN-13
9781598000443
Product ID
1931344

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