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NELSON MILES

In the August 2017 issue [Roundup] Peter Cozzens ranked General Nelson A. Miles among the “Top 10 Frontier Generals.” Really? The general who spent his time during the Apache wars sitting on the beach in California with his family while others did the actual work? The one who prized a ceremonial sword paid for by his wife (who also funded his failed political career)? He

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