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FEMMES FATALES, GAMBLERS, YANKEES AND REBELS

IN THE GOLD FIELDS [1859-1869]

 

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FEMMES FATALES, GAMBLERS, YANKEES AND REBELS IN THE GOLD FIELDS [1859-1869]

TABLE OF CONTENTS CHRONOLOGY

Chapter                                                                                                          Page

 

Prologue - Golden Odyssey Begins

1859 To 1869

1

1

Tormented Wedding

Fall 1859

4

2

The Pikes Peak Gold Rush

Mid 1859

7

3

Must Our Baby Starve?

Mid To Late 1859

13

4

Struggle In The Devil Sierras

Fall 1859

16

5

The Incandescence Of Treason

Fall 1859

20

6

The Comstock's Wailing Winds

Winter 1859 To 1860

24

7

Jack Slade's Welcome To Julesburg

Early 1860

27

8

Denver's Infamous Turkey War

Early 1860

30

9

Julesburg's Second Resurrection

Summer 1860

35

10

The Forces Of Darkness In Denver

Summer 1860

39

11

Motherhood In The Mountains

Fall 1860

43

12

Bon Voyage Virginia City

Fall To Winter 1860

47

13

A Final Adieu

Early 1861

51

14

Civil War In St. Louis

May 10, 1861

54

15

Colorado's Odd Warfare

Spring 1861

58

16

Comstock Madness

Summer 1861

63

17

The Shadow Of Death

Mid 1861

67

18

Battle Of Bull Run

Summer 1861

72

19

Denver's Civil War

Summer 1861

78

20

Pinkerton And The Lady

Summer 1861

81

21

San Quentin's Legacy

Fall 1861

84

22

Laura Fair, Phoenix

Fall 1861 To Spring 1862

87

23

Rebels Move On Colorado

Early 1862

91

24

Together For Eternity

Early 1862

95

25

Three Faces Of Treason

Early To Mid 1862

99

26

Passion And Poker In Idaho

Mid 1862

104

27

Cupid's Comstock Attack

Fall 1862

108

28

Love And Death In The Northwest

Late 1862

112

 

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Chapter                                                                                                                            Page

29

Rebel Raid On Florence

Late 1862

116

30

Holly Springs Debacle

Late 1862

119

31

The Man, The Maniac

Late 1862

123

32

Deceiving The Deceivers

Late 1862

127

33

Feud in Florence, Idaho

January 1863

130

34

Idaho City's Fated Lovers

Spring 1863

133

35

Back To Vicksburg

Mid 1863

136

36

Missouri Renegades

Mid 1863

140

37

Love And Money In Montana

Mid 1863

144

38

Blockade Runner

Fall 1863

150

39

Bankrolling Boise

Late 1863

153

40

Comstock Connection

Late 1863 To Early 1864

156

41

Montana Vigilante Spree

Late 1863 To Early 1864

160

42

Slade's Last Drink

Late 1863 To Spring 1864

166

43

Comstock Communion

Spring To Mid 1864

171

44

Girls Upstairs In Bannack

Spring To Mid 1864

174

45

Narrow Escapes

Spring To Mid 1864

178

46

Denver's Unseen Irregulars

Mid 1864

182

47

Catastrophes In Colorado

Mid 1864

186

48

Intensity Of Hate

Fall 1864

191

49

Vengeance Is Mine

Fall To Late 1864

195

50

Daring Dinner For Four

Late 1864

199

51

Comstock Women

Late 1864 To Early 1865

203

52

Hard Times In Richmond

Spring 1865

207

53

Symbolic Events

Spring 1865

210

54

Civil War Winds Down

Early To Spring 1865

216

55

Missouri's Rebirth

Mid To Fall 1865

220

56

Warrior Reviled

Mid 1865

223

 

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Chapter                                                                                                                            Page

57

Shattered Promises

Mid To Late 1865

228

58

Comstock Conundrum

Early 1866

232

59

True Tails And Cattails

Mid 1866

235

60

Tumult In The West

Mid To Late 1866

240

61

Tragedy In Virginia City

Early To Mid 1867

244

62

Crucible of Kansas

Mid To Late 1867

249

63

Madame Moustache

Mid To Late 1867

254

64

Tropical Swirl

Mid To Late 1867

258

65

Too Dead To Bury

Early 1868

262

66

Madame And The Indians

Early 1868

266

67

Comstock Murderer Hangs

Spring 1868

271

68

Leadership Prevails

Mid To Late 1868

274

69

Comstock Conflagration

Early To Mid 1869

279

70

Midnight Blackjack

Early To Mid 1869

283

71

Esteemed Achievements

Early To Mid 1869

286

72

The Recasting Of America

Spring To Fall 1869

289

73

Where The Winds Were Born

Fall 1869

293

74

Agonizing Betrayal

Fall 1869

297

75

Madame Vanishes

Fall 1869

301

76

Unchivalrous Joust

Fall 1869

304

 

Epilogue - Of Myths And Legends

1859 To 1869+

308

 

Acknowledgment

 

313

 

Bibliography -- With Research Notes

 

315

 

Index of 547 Real People, 32 States

 

324

 

List of 123 Illustrations

 

332

 

Catalog of Maps & 10 pages of Maps

 

336

 

About The Authors

Other Titles By These Authors

Ordering Information

 

347

349

351

 

 

 

 

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