The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

By Lee M. Cullimore

They volunteered to fight in the Civil War. Instead they were sent to Fort Laramie. This is the story of the Б─°boysБ─²Б─■ privates, corporals, and sergeantsБ─■who built and manned remote outposts and guarded the trails and telegraphs lines on the isolated Western Frontier. Here is the story of the ordinary soldiers of the Eleventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Company K, as they experienced boredom, violence, extremes in weather, lack of training and supplies, and loneliness.

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The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

By Lee M. Cullimore

"The Boys of Company K is packed with detail on the daily life and difficult times of the 1860s frontier soldier. Anyone interested in the Indian Wars on the northern Plains will want to read this book."
•• Tom Rea, Author
Devil's Gate: Owning the Land, Owning the Story

"[Cullimore] has labored long and hard . . . to flesh out the story of the unique body of men, particularly those who served in Company K. . . . He has some surprises in store for the casual reader-events, stories, and consequences that are both unexpected and timeless."
•• Dean Knudsen, Museum Curator
Steamboat Bertrand Collection, DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Former Historian/Museum Curator, Scotts Bluff (NE) National Monument

"Those interested in the Civil War service of the 11th Ohio Cavalry and the last great Plains Indian Wars campaign conducted by the Union volunteer units before their replacement by army regulars will find the book worthy of their attention."
••Civil War Books and Authors

Lee M. Cullimore

Lee M. Cullimore

Lee Cullimore studied journalism at Lincoln University and the University of Missouri then worked briefly as a writer and editor for a Northwest timber producer, an experience he describes as enjoyable, Б─°but it soon convinced me that I wasnБ─≥t cut out for corporate life.Б─²

For thirty-five-years he worked as a writer, editor and publisher of special interest magazines, mostly in the outdoor recreation and natural history fields. He also produced a series of radio programs titled The Great Outdoors that was broadcast for ten years on more than five hundred radio stations. In 1981 he joined the staff of the American Water Ski Association, national governing body for the organized sport, as communications and public relations director, becoming executive director of the organization in 1989, a position he held until retirement in 1994. Lee now combines his training and experience as a researcher and journalist with a lifelong interest in American history, particularly the expansionist period from 1812 to the beginning of the twentieth century. His first book, An Imperfect Odyssey, published in 2010, follows an Irish familyБ─≥s journey across America from 1729 to the present.

In The Boys of Company K, Lee focuses on the lives of a group of ordinary men and boys who served the nation in the West during the Civil War, and whose contribution to the preservation of the Union was overshadowed by events in the East. Lee is currently working on a biography of Meredith Miles Marmaduke, a Virginia planter who established a mercantile, agricultural, and political family enterprise on the Missouri frontier in the 1820s.

The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

The Boys of Company K: Ohio Cavalry Soldiers in the West During the Civil War

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