Bugles and Brass - A Double D western Author:George Garland The man who was once the pride of the Fifth Cavalry was in disgrace. Captain Ben Crandall, a West Pointer who had fought with uncommon valor in the Civil War, had discovered who was selling illegal firearms to the Apaches in the Arizona Territory. But when he moved to arrest the powerful and influential Tucson traders responsible, his sole witne... more »ss was murdered, and the traders were able to discredit his story - and Captain Crandall himself. Then Crandall's force was cut to pieces by the Apaches at Yellow Jacket Peak.
Now, as punishment, Crandall was given the extremely undesirable assignment of keeping watch over the San Carlos Apache Reservation. When the Apache chief, Cuchillo, suddenly jumped the reservation and started gathering his well-armed tribes for war, only the disgraced Crandall fully appreciated the terible danger and urgency of the situation.« less