I have not attempted to commemorate my husband's brave career in the Civil War as I was not married until some years after the close of that war nor to describe the many Indian campaigns in which he took part nor to write about the achievements of the old Eighth Infantry. I leave all that to the historian. I have given simply the impressions made upon the mind of a young New England woman who left her comfortable home in the early seventies to follow a second lieutenant into the wildest encampments of the American army.' (Excerpt)
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