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A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E.A. Bode, Frontier Regular infantry, 1877-1882

By: edited by Thomas T. Smith.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: c1994

Seller ID: 261608

ISBN: 0803261608

Condition: 250 pages, Illus., maps, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


Emil Adolph Bode, a German immigrant down on his luck, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1877 and served for five years. More literate than most of his fellow soldiers, Bode described western flora and fauna, commenting on the American Indians he encountered as well as the slaughter of the buffalo, the hard and lonely life of the cowboy, and towns and settlements he passed through. His observations, seasoned with wry wit and sympathy, offer a truer picture of the frontier mil... View more info

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

By: Mary Leefe Laurence; edited by Thomas T. Smith.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 279884

ISBN: 0803279884

Condition: 220 pages, Illus., map, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


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.About AuthorThomas T. Smith is a regular army lieutenant colonel of infantry assign... View more info