After 150 years, the selected adventures of my frontiersman great-grandpa are in print from University of Oklahoma Press: Bluecoat and Pioneer: The Recollections of John Benton Hart, 1864-1868. Foe of the Confederates and friend of the Crow Indians, JBH was something of a hero and something of a scamp, with his own lively angle on the conflicts to which he brings new witness. Historian John Monnett goes so far as to say: “[Editor] John Hart offers scholars and general readers alike perhaps the most important original memoir of an enlisted soldier and plains frontiersman.” Order at the press.
Bluecoat and Pioneer is here
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