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1885. An insightful description of garrison and camp life by the wife of Geroge Armstrong Custer. Due to the isolation of the Calvary posts she says they often felt as separate from the rest of the world as if they had been living on a desert island. She also answers questions that were often posed to her concerning their occupations, amusements and housekeeping. Contents: Change of Station; A Blizzard; Western Hospitality; Calvary on the March; Camping Among the Sioux; A Visit to the Village of Two Bears; ...
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1885. An insightful description of garrison and camp life by the wife of Geroge Armstrong Custer. Due to the isolation of the Calvary posts she says they often felt as separate from the rest of the world as if they had been living on a desert island. She also answers questions that were often posed to her concerning their occupations, amusements and housekeeping. Contents: Change of Station; A Blizzard; Western Hospitality; Calvary on the March; Camping Among the Sioux; A Visit to the Village of Two Bears; Adventures During the Last Days of the March; Separation and Reunion; Our New Home at Fort Lincoln; Incidents of Everyday Life; The Burning of our Quarters, Carrying the Mail; Perplexities and Pleasures of Domestic Life; A Strong Heart Dance!; Garrison Life; General Custer's Literary Work; Indian Depredations; A Day of Anxiety and Terror; Improvements at the Post and Gardening; General Custer's Library; The Summer of the Black Hills Expedition; Domestic Trials; Capture and Escape of Rain-in-the-Face; Garrison Amusements; An Indian Council; Breaking Up of the Missouri; Curious Characters and Excursionists Among Us; Religious Services, Leave of Absence; A Winter's Journey Across the Plains; and Our Life's Last Chapter.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781117258195
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 11/23/2009
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (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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  • 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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