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By Robert M. Utley

Assigned to the District of Utah in the course of the Civil conflict, doctor John Vance Lauderdale spent the subsequent 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 an in depth magazine and despatched lengthy letters domestic to his sister in upstate big apple. this option of Lauderdale’s writings, edited and annotated through a optimal historian of the yank West, bargains an insightful account of military existence that might educate readers a lot concerning the payment and progress of the West in a time of fast change.
Lauderdale’s observations are willing and significant. He writes approximately fellow officials, his military superiors, the civilians and American Indians he encountered, lifestyles on officials’ row, and the daily functioning of the military clinical provider. fairly invaluable 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 distinct books at the heritage of the yank West, such a lot lately Geronimo.

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