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By Thomas W. Cutrer

[A] well-written, comprehensively researched biography.--Publishers Weekly

"Will either edify the student whereas appealing and pleasing the overall reader. . . . Cutrer's study is impeccable, his prose full of life, and his lifetime of McCulloch more likely to stay the traditional for plenty of years.--Civil War

"A well-crafted paintings that makes an enormous contribution to knowing the frontier army culture and the early levels of the Civil battle within the West.--Civil warfare History

"A penetrating examine of a guy who used to be one of many final citizen infantrymen to put on a general's stars.--Blue and Gray

"A brisk narrative full of colourful quotations by way of and concerning the critical determine. . . . becomes the normal biography of Ben McCulloch.--Journal of Southern History

"A fast paced, in actual fact written narrative that does complete justice to its heroically outsized subject.--American historic Review

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Upon their graduation, the army must be annually enlarged as places must be found for the newly commissioned officers. " 1 As Crockett's and Houston's outspoken opposition would suggest, nowhere was the military academy more reviled, or the notion of the natural leader more revered, than in the western Tennessee frontier. When the area was yet raw and largely unsettled, this frontier was producing a remarkable number of soldier-statesmen whose names would dominate American Page 5 political and military history until the Civil War and whose notions of democracy and national expansion are among the most important concepts in the American experience.

Further, Jacksonian Democrats believed, the caste system created by a professional officer corps would inevitably degrade the enlisted men. " Upon their graduation, the army must be annually enlarged as places must be found for the newly commissioned officers. " 1 As Crockett's and Houston's outspoken opposition would suggest, nowhere was the military academy more reviled, or the notion of the natural leader more revered, than in the western Tennessee frontier. When the area was yet raw and largely unsettled, this frontier was producing a remarkable number of soldier-statesmen whose names would dominate American Page 5 political and military history until the Civil War and whose notions of democracy and national expansion are among the most important concepts in the American experience.

13 The issue between Swietzer and McCulloch was dropped as the rangers continued their pursuit of the raiders. The Indians outdistanced their pursuers, however, and the party turned back toward the settlements. Only then did Henry ask Ben how he intended to resolve Swietzer's slur upon his honor. " He added that Henry, too, might have a role to play in the coming fight. 14 As the company lay camped some nights later on the eastern bank of the Blanco River, the McCullochs approached Caldwell's campfire.

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