Army Letters from an Officer's Wife, 1871-1888

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U of Nebraska Press, Jun 1, 1981 - Biography & Autobiography - 387 pages
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"Remininscences of army wives constitute a distinct genre of the literature of the American West. . . . Near the top of the list-indeed, at the very top-stands Frances M. A. Roe's Army Letters from an Officer's Wife."-Robert M. Utley, Great Plains Quarterly
 

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I really enjoyed reading this book. Largely because of the humor I found in the similarities to life in the the military in 1871 compared to 2013. Funny what things don't change. If you have a ... Read full review

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A Roe and her dog Hal Frontispiece
2
My horse behaved very well
20
I was almost swept from my saddle
31
Off the whole band will streak
38
Two soldiers were found shot in the back
56
Forty or fifty Indians came rushing down the drive
74
He tried to jerk it out of Fayes hand
101
Imagine all this savage hideousness rushing upon
116
Hal has always gone with me riding or driving
125
The little blackshaved tails pulled the ambulance
135
Then the driver would send the four mules down at
190
There was no road or even trail to be seen
224
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\Sandra L. Myres wrote widely on the history of the American West. Her published works include Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 180-1915.

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