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Reminiscences Of A Soldier's Wife by  Ellen Mcgowan Biddle

Reminiscences Of A Soldier's Wife

by Ellen Mcgowan Biddle

First edition. 8vo. Presentation inscription by the author. Light blue cloth, printed in black ink on front cover with military decoration on front cover and titles on spine stamped in gold, 256 [3] pp., top edge gilt, frontis. [portrait of the author], preface, illustrated, plates, portraits, list of subscribers. The author accompanied her husband on various assignments in the West. She lived at Fort Lyon in Colorado, Fort Robinson in Nebraska, as well as travelling extensively with her husband throughout the U, S. She provides a detailed account of the Germaine girls who were taken captive by the Indians, along with information about some of the military officers including General Sherman, Miles, Sumner, Chaffee and others. Graff 288 says, "A very good account of Army life at western posts after the Civil War." Very good copy. HOWES B426. GRAFF 288. RADER 356.

Inventory Number: 26045

$500.00