War and the Southwest Series
Features: 37 b&w photos. 3 maps. Notes. Bib. Index.
The military career of General James Monroe Williams spanned both the
Civil War and the Indian Wars in the West, yet no biography has been
published to date on his important accomplishments, until now. From his
birth on the northern frontier, westward movement in the Great
Migration, rush into the violence of antebellum Kansas Territory, Civil
War commands in the Trans-Mississippi, and as a cavalry officer in the
Indian Wars, Williams was involved in key moments of American history.
Like many who make a difference, Williams was a leader of strong
convictions, sometimes impatient with heavy-handed and sluggish
authority. more... about Civil War General and Indian Fighter James M. Williams: Leader of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry and the 8th U.S. Cavalry
William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil War Biography, Civil War Forum of Metropolitan New York, 2014