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By Robert M. Utley

ISBN-10: 082635453X

ISBN-13: 9780826354532

Assigned to the District of Utah throughout the Civil battle, medical professional John Vance Lauderdale spent the following twenty-five years on military posts within the American West, serving in California, Arizona, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Texas. all through his profession he stored a close magazine and despatched lengthy letters domestic to his sister in upstate long island. this feature of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated via a best historian of the yankee West, deals an insightful account of military lifestyles that may train readers a lot in regards to the payment and progress of the West in a time of quick change.
Lauderdale’s observations are prepared and significant. He writes approximately fellow officials, his military superiors, the civilians and American Indians he encountered, existence on officials’ row, and the daily functioning of the military scientific provider. fairly worthy are his insights into army interactions with neighborhood groups of Mormons, American Indians, and Hispanos.

Robert M. Utley, previously the manager historian of the nationwide Park carrier, is the writer of seventeen exclusive books at the heritage of the yankee West, so much lately Geronimo.

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