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By Robert M. Utley

Assigned to the District of Utah throughout the Civil conflict, health 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 occupation he saved a close magazine and despatched lengthy letters domestic to his sister in upstate manhattan. this option of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated through a most popular historian of the yankee West, bargains an insightful account of military lifestyles that may educate readers a lot in regards to the cost and progress of the West in a time of swift change.
Lauderdale’s observations are prepared and significant. He writes approximately fellow officials, his military superiors, the civilians and American Indians he encountered, lifestyles on officials’ row, and the day by day 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 executive historian of the nationwide Park carrier, is the writer of seventeen distinct books at the heritage of the yankee West, such a lot lately Geronimo.

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