Old West Tales by Mustang
Owing to his participation in the civilization of the American West, I have mentioned James Henry Carleton on several occasions —usually as a backdrop to conflicts with American Indians— as a senior in the chain of command. I thought for this week it would be interesting to take a closer look at this distinguished military officer.
Carleton was born in Lubec, Maine on 27 December 1814, the son of John and Abigail (Phelps) Carleton. John was a sea captain, ...Continue Reading →