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  • Pvt. Frank H. Waldman (1856 - 1908)
    seems to have had a hard life after his service and died relatively young ~• in the 1860 Census of Galion OH he is known as Henry F. ~• 1900 United States Federal Census for Frank Waldman Nebrask...
  • Corp. James D. Abbott (1847 - 1929)
    James D. Abbott was a solder in the US Army. He first served in the Union Army during the American Civil War in Company A, 3rd Delaware Infantry Regiment. He enlisted on May 4, 1864 and mustered in on ...
  • Lt. Col. Edmond Gustav Fechét (1844 - 1910)
    "The fearless action of Captain Fechet and his command entitles them to great credit and the celerity of his movements showed the true soldierly spirit. –Major General Nelson A. Miles Captain Edmond ...
  • Pvt. John Cain (1800 - 1886)
    John moved to southern IL about 1820 and lived in Franklin County before establishing his home in what became Saline County, near Harrisburg. In 1832, he enrolled as a private in the Black Hawk War, ...
  • Brigadier General Charles Albert Woodruff (1845 - 1920)
    Charles Albert Woodruff , (1845–1920) Brigadier General in the United States Army, served in the American Civil War, and the Spanish–American War. Early life Woodruff was born in Burke, Vermont on ...

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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