Wagons of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department.
The Six and Four-Horse or Mule Wagons, as well as the Army Escort Wagon, proved to be such an effective means of transporting supplies, that they saw extensive service well into the Twentieth Century. These wagons were perfected many years and long miles on the western trail. This exhaustive volume follows the wagons' development from the Revolutionary War through their use in World War I.
The dimensions, drawings, correct paint colors and harness details that are included make this a valuable addition to the bookshelves of restorers and re-enactors alike. Specifications are included for the M1838 Four-Mule Wagon, M1858, M1865, and M1878 Six-Mule Wagons, M1876 and M1878 Two-Horse and Four-Horse/Mule Wagons, and M1876 Four-Horse U.S. Army Wagon Harness.
Author Thomas Lindmier, noted Military and Western Historian, has spent 20 years researching his subject, and has restored a number of these wagons for the National Park Service.
- 8 1/2" x 11"; 136 pages