The Last Camel Charge by Forrest Bryant Johnson

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At least as interesting as the camel story is Johnson’s vivid picture of America in the late 1850s under the Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan presidencies.
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In the mid-nineteenth century, the U.S. Army was on the verge of employing a weapon that had never before been seen on its native soil: a cavalry mount that would fare better than both mules and horses in the American Southwest...

Against the Mojave in the Arizona Territory, against the Mormons in Utah Territory, during the early stages of the Civil War, the camel would become part of military history and a nearly forgotten chapter of Americana.

This is the true story of that experiment and the extraordinary group of people who it brought together. The Last Camel Charge gives them their due as a vital piece of American history.

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About Forrest Bryant Johnson

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Forrest Bryant Johnson was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Louisville with degrees in chemistry and psychology before serving for nine years in the U.S. Army. He is also the author of Hour of Redemption. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Berkley. 400 pages
Genres: History, War, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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At least as interesting as the camel story is Johnson’s vivid picture of America in the late 1850s under the Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan presidencies.

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