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Under the Double Eagle

In the first detailed study of its kind, Col. (Ret.) Thomas T. “Ty” Smith presents an in-depth examination of the civilian employees of the army in the nineteenth century. Under the Double Eagle: Citizen Employees of the U.S. Army on the Texas Frontier, 1846–1899 reflects the fact that citizens employed by the frontier army in Texas came under the impact of two symbolic eagles. The first was the eagle impressed into gilt buttons on the uniforms of the army officers for whom they labored. The second was the double eagle twenty-dollar gold piece they often received at the pay table, especially in the antebellum era, when all army wages were paid in hard coin rather than paper. Those two eagles had a lasting impact on the Texas frontier.

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Thomas T. “Ty” Smith

THOMAS T. “TY” SMITH, Col. (Ret.) U. S. Army, of San Antonio, is the author of numerous articles and books including The U. S. Army and the Texas Frontier Economy, 1845–1900 (Texas A&M University Press, 1999), The Old Army in Texas: A Research Guide to the U. S. Army in Nineteenth-Century Texas (Texas State Historical Association, 2000), and The Old Army in the Big Bend of Texas: The Last Cavalry Frontier, 1911–1921 (Texas State Historical Association, 2018). He is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association.

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