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by Reginald S. Craig

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  • ISBN 0870260820
  • ISBN13 978-0870260827
  • Language English
  • Author Reginald S. Craig
  • Publisher Westernlore Pr (August 1, 1994)
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  • Category Biography
  • Size ePub 1724 kb
  • Size Fb2 1739 kb
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Book by Craig, Reginald S.

The Fighting Parson book. The book is well written--just historically wrong. Written in 1994, before new evidence came forth in some letters written by soldiers at the Sand Creek Massacre.

The Fighting Parson book.

Craig, Reginald S. The Fighting Parson: The Biography of Colonel John M. Chivington. Grandchamp, Robert Colonel Edward E. Cross, New Hampshire Fighting Fifth: A Civil War Biography. Los Angeles, California: Westernlore, 1959. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, In. 2013. ISBN 978-0-7864-7191-1.

Pebbled hardbound cover attractively blindstamped with six horse soldiers. Items related to THE FIGHTING PARSON Biography of Col. Chivington's bloody mark on frontier history is assured, but this book goes into much more of his career than Sand Creek. Attractive Westernlore item. John M. Home Craig, Reginald S. THE FIGHTING PARSON Biography of Col. Craig, Reginald S. Published by LA, 1959. Condition: Fine Hardcover.

The Biography of Colonel John M. Chivington (Great West and Indian Series). by Reginald S. Craig. Published August 1994 by Westernlore Pr. Written in English. Cheyenne Indians, Colorado Civil War, 1861-1865, History, Sand Creek Massacre, Colo. Chivington (1821-1894). Frazer, Robert W. Forts of the West: Military Forts and Presidios and Posts Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898. Norman: Univeristy of Oklahoma Press, 1965. Tucson: Westernlore Press, 1959. Crawford, Samuel J. Kansas in the Sixties. Frazier, Donald S. Blood and Treasure: Confederate Empire in the Southwest.

John Milton Chivington (January 27, 1821 – October 4, 1894) was an American Methodist pastor and Mason who served as a colonel in the United States Volunteers during the New Mexico Campaign of the American Civil War. He led a rear action against a C. . He led a rear action against a Confederate supply train in the Battle of Glorieta Pass, and was then appointed a colonel of cavalry during the Colorado War.

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Chivington's contempt for slavery and talk of secession caused him enormous trouble in Missouri.

The hero of Glorietta Pass and the butcher of Sand Creek, John M. Chivington stands out as one of the most controversial figures in the history of the American West. Chivington was born into an Ohio farm family in 1821. Chivington's contempt for slavery and talk of secession caused him enormous trouble in Missouri. In 1856, pro-slavery members of his congregation sent him a threatening letter instructing him to cease preaching. After hours of fighting, the Colorado volunteers had lost only 9 men in the process of murdering between 200 and 400 Cheyenne, most of them women and children.

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Keth
Hoping for an objective assessment of John Milton Chivington's life I read this cover to cover a dozen years ago. During research for primary sources related to the Sand Creek Massacre I found a letter written to author Dorothy Gardner from Mr. Craig and his perspective became clear in the simple information he provided that he was the great grandson of Chivington, which he neglects to tell the reader in the text of his book. He also neglects to tell the reader he worshipped his progenitor. So this is a family member who wrote the biography. The book is not wholly useless. For the most part in the first third of the book Craig does give us some hints and clues about Chivington's early life, but again it has to be cross-checked against other primary sources like Colonel Chivington's combined service and pension records which sometimes contradict Chivington's and Craig's stories. One thing we've found is that if you follow stories about the "old Major" backward to their source, many times the originator of the story turns out to be Chivington himself. For a clearer understanding see Lori Cox-Paul's piece on Mr. Chivington in Nebraska History. To set the record straight, yes he was a Methodist-Episcopal preacher, he had been the presiding elder of the Rocky Mountain Conference, but during his service in the United States Volunteer Infantry and Cavalry his ordination was held in abeyance. His Chain-of-Command was through the U. S. War Department during the Civil War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and commanded the expedition that attacked the Cheyennes and Arapahos at the Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 with a co-commander COL George Laird Shoup. Jeff C. Campbell, Colorado
Tygrarad
Reginald S Craige is quoted as saying "I decided to write this book in 1955, after witnessing a series of television programs on the Sand Creek engagement, which I thought unfair and inaccurate.
Research and exchange of information with other persons interested in the same campaign convinced me that the known facts on this controversial affair should all be presented" the shame is that the book was ever written at all.
Throughout the book he quotes from Senate Reports, Senate Executive Documents, various "White" newspapers of the time, but nowhere in the entire book does he quote from any source other than from the white man, other writers have managed quite unbiased writings by taking the time and trouble to seek out information from all sources both white and red but not Mr Craige.
Interesting reading if you are anti native american but if you require a somewhat more accurate history of the making of the american west forget this book because it only gives the white side of the story.