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The Greatest American Soldier of the Old West

Ranald Slidell MacKenzie

One of the most well received public presentations John has ever given was his new, updated presentation at last year’s Randall University Civil War Symposium about Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, the greatest American soldier of the Old West. While George Custer and others received the headlines then and now, it is “Three Fingers Jack” Mackenzie, commander of the original Fort Sill, who actually led the U.S. Army to victory over the most powerful tribes of both the Northern and Southern Plains, when the others couldn’t.

Please enjoy the audio of John’s talk and his accompanying PowerPoint, which is packed with memorable photographs, maps, quotes, and battle scenes.

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