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  • Colonel (USA), Robert Wickliffe Cooper (1831 - 1867)
    Civil War Union Army Officer. Attended Dickenson College, and entered upon his Civil War service in the 20th Kentucky (US) Volunteer Infantry, and was soon commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant serving in staf...
  • Brig. Gen. Edward Pennington Pearson, Jr. (1837 - 1915)
    Before the Antietam Campaign: He was a civil engineer in Reading at the outbreak of War, immediately enlisted in the Ringgold Artillery, and was in Washington in April 1861 as one of the First Defend...
  • Brevet. Maj. General William Walton Morris, Jr. (USA) (1802 - 1865)
    William Walton Morris (August 31, 1801 – December 11, 1865) was an American soldier and a career officer in the United States Army. He served as a colonel and brevet brigadier general in the Regular ...
  • Brig. General George Brydges Rodney, Jr. (1842 - 1927)
    George Brydges Rodney (7 October 1842 – 21 September 1927) was an officer in the United States Army who served as the sixth commander of the Department of Alaska, from April 21, 1874 to August 16, 18...
  • Col. William Fayssoux Stewart, Sr. (1849 - 1924)
    Colonel, Retired, US Army Coastal Artillery William Fayssoux Stewart of Rhode Island Appointed from Rhode Island, Second Lieutenant, 4th Artillery, 1 December 1866 First Lieutenant, 19 November 1869 ...

Indian Wars is the name used in the United States to describe a series of conflicts between White settlers or the federal government and the native peoples of North America. (This is a Master Project. We need help with expanding and fleshing out this project!)

The wars were the result of the arrival of European colonizers who continuously expanded their territory pushing the indigenous populations westwards. The wars were spurred by ideologies such as Manifest Destiny, that held that Anglo-Saxon Europeans were destined to expand from coast to coast on the American continent, and which resulted in the policy of Indian removal by which Indigenous peoples were removed from the areas where Europeans were settling forcefully or by means of voluntary exchange of territory through treaties.

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This is the "master" or "umbrella" project for a series of conflicts, from 1637's Pequot War through the Wounded Knee massacre and "closing" of the American frontier in 1890.

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