Tales of the Mojave Road: The Military
Written by Dennis G. Casebier
This book details the history of the Mojave Road forts established across the East Mojave by the U. S. Army starting in 1859. These lonely posts were built to protect settlers, miners, and the mails from Indian resistance. They mark a path of western migration across a harsh and unforgiving land.
In 1859, the U. S. Army began establishing a line of fortifications stretching across the East Mojave to protect settlers, miners, and the mails in one the most harsh and remote desert regions of the American frontier. Tales of the Mojave Road: The Military recounts the stories of the blue coated soldiers manning these lonely military outposts on the Mojave Road. These narratives have been painstakingly reconstructed from detailed research in the records of the United States Army, National Archives and other sources, This is the rich military history behind the remnants of the fast-disappearing Army artifacts of the Mojave Desert. The Military was researched and authored by renowned desert historian Dennis Casebier. Inside is a historic map, drawn by Henry Martyn Robert in 1869, depicting the Mojave Road from the Pacific Coast to the Colorado River. The book features a portraiture section of the military men profiled in the narrative, is illustrated with photographs and period line art, and is enriched with bibliographical references and an index.
Special edition hardbound gold-stamped version. A must-have collectible.
6.75" X 9.5"
Published April 2007