Uncle Sam's Camels: The Journal of May Humphreys Stacey Supplemented by the Report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858)
The story of the first and last expedition of the "Camel Brigade" headed by Edward Fitzgerald Beale from San Antonio to Bakersfield in the late 1850's.
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