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Daughter of the Regiment: Memoirs of a Childhood in the Frontier Army, 1878-1898
     

Daughter of the Regiment: Memoirs of a Childhood in the Frontier Army, 1878-1898

by Mary Leefe Laurence, Thomas T. Smith (Editor), Guy V. Henry Jr., Major General (Preface by)
 

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The young daughter of an English-born U. S. infantry officer on the post-Civil War frontier, Mary Leefe Laurence had the childhood of an army nomad, accompanying the regiment from south Texas to the Canadian border. In faithfully recording her travels, she offers extensive and unique insight into life as a child and adolescent in the twilight of the Indian-fighting

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The young daughter of an English-born U. S. infantry officer on the post-Civil War frontier, Mary Leefe Laurence had the childhood of an army nomad, accompanying the regiment from south Texas to the Canadian border. In faithfully recording her travels, she offers extensive and unique insight into life as a child and adolescent in the twilight of the Indian-fighting army.

Thomas T. Smith is a regular army lieutenant colonel of infantry assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. He is the editor of A Dose of Frontier Soldiering (Nebraska 1996).

Editorial Reviews

Denver Post
"For children, who didn’t know they were living under hardship, life on a western military post was exciting. . . . This account records a child’s view of the military’s last hurrah in the West."—Denver Post
Kansas History
"The only known book-length memoir of childhood in the post–Civil War army . . . This rare memoir deserves a wide audience."—Kansas History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803279889
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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Thomas T. Smith is a regular army lieutenant colonel of infantry assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. He is the editor of A Dose of Frontier Soldiering (Nebraska 1996).

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