Kit Carson at the First Battle of Adobe Walls

Reflections on Command:

by Roy F. Sullivan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/10/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781504954082

About the Book

The ruins of Adobe Walls, one-time saloon, fort, and trading post with the Plains Indians was the 1864 site of the largest battle between the Indian and the U.S. Army. Some three hundred army troops, mostly cavalry, were led by famous western explorer, Indian agent, fighter and trapper Christopher (Kit) Carson. Not only was it the largest battle between the Indian and U.S. Army, it was the only time the army was forced to withdraw. Why withdraw? Because Carson and his New Mexico and California volunteers were outnumbered ten to one by their combined Kiowa, Comanche, and Arapaho enemy. Had it not been for Carson's command ability, a greater massacre than the Little Big Horn would have occurred.

About the Author

After surviving the Regular Army and U.S. State Department, author Roy Sullivan leads the quiet life in the Texas Hill Country. Being fascinated by military history—particularly Texas—the little-known First Battle of Adobe Walls instantly appealed. In addition to history, he enjoys writing short one-evening, one-flight mysteries featuring his favorite sleuth, Jan Kokk, private investigator from the Caribbean island of Curacao.