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The Career of Leonard Wood

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Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,023 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 457
Added to site: 2010.09.04
mnybks.net#: 28903
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Biography
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o you: that his services during the trying campaign were of the highest order. I speak particularly of services {28} other than those devolving upon him as a medical officer; services as a combatant or line officer voluntarily performed. He sought the most difficult work, and by his determination and courage rendered a successful issue of the campaign possible."

General Crook, who commanded the troops along the border, characterized the Apaches as "tigers of the human race." Tigers they were, led by Geronimo, the man whose name became a by-word for savagery and cruelty. For a time these Indians had remained subdued and quiet upon a reservation, and there can be no question but what the subsequent outbreaks that led to the long campaign in which Wood took part were due largely to the lack of judgment displayed by the officials in whose charge they were placed. Both the American settlers and the Mexicans opposed the location of the Indians on the San Carlos reservation and lost no opportunity to show the

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