Boots and Saddles or Life in Dakota with General Custer

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Boots and Saddles- OR LIFE IN DAKOTA WITH GENERAL CUSTER by ELIZABETH B. CUSTER. Preface: ONE of the motives that have actuated me in recalling these simple annals of our daily life, has been to give a glimpse to civilians of garrison and camp life about which they seem to have such a very imperfect knowledge. This ignorance exists especially with reference to any thing pertaining to the cavalry, which is almost invariably stationed on the extreme frontier. The isolation of the cavalry posts makes them quite in ...
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Boots and Saddles- OR LIFE IN DAKOTA WITH GENERAL CUSTER by ELIZABETH B. CUSTER. Preface: ONE of the motives that have actuated me in recalling these simple annals of our daily life, has been to give a glimpse to civilians of garrison and camp life about which they seem to have such a very imperfect knowledge. This ignorance exists especially with reference to any thing pertaining to the cavalry, which is almost invariably stationed on the extreme frontier. The isolation of the cavalry posts makes them quite in accessible to travelers, and the exposure incident to meet ing warlike Indians does not tempt the visits of friends or even of the venturesome tourist. Our life, therefore, was often as separate from the rest of the world as if we had been living on an island in the ocean. Very little has been written regarding the domestic life of an army family, and yet I cannot believe that it is with out interest; for the innumerable questions that are asked about our occupations, amusements
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  • ISBN-13: 9780766186682
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/31/2004
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.66 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2011

    An informantive read-check it out

    A very interesting read on the daily life of a calvery soilder and family members in the 1860's. The information about the general and his interaction with his troops and family members gives you a side of the general I have not read anywhere else.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    great first hand look at the life of a us calver An hidstorical Grear Great reading

    I ha ve a better understanding of life on the great plains, remarkable tale of wife of General Custer!

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  • Posted July 26, 2013

    Excellent. I expected it to be dull and uninteresting, but I wa

    Excellent. I expected it to be dull and uninteresting, but I was wrong. Well worth reading.

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