My army life: a soldier's wife at Fort Phil Kearny : with an account of the celebration of "Wyoming opened"

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Pruett Pub. Co.,
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1st ed.
No army post on the nineteenth-century Trans-Mississippi frontier has been the focus of as much attention as Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming. Built in 1866 as one of three outposts along the Bozeman Trail, Fort Phil Kearny's brief two-year existence was marred by tragedy and controversy arising from two of the most famous and debated Indian fights in western history: the Fetterman disaster and the Wagon Box Fight. The short-lived fort is also noteworthy for the wealth of lore left by its residents concerning life at an army post. One of those to write of her experience was a young woman, Frances Grummond Carrington, whose first husband, Lieutenant George W. Grummond, lost his life in the Fetterman fight. Four years later Frances married Colonel Henry B. Carrington, Fort Phil Kearny's founder and commanding officer, whose first wife, Margaret, had died in 1870. She too had written about life at Fort Kearny. In My Army Life, (originally published as Army Life On The Plains), Frances Grummond Carrington shares with us the experience of traveling north along the Bozeman Trail; the building of Fort Phil Kearny and what life was like for a young bride at this remote military station in the West. The last third of the book describes the Carringtons' life after leaving Fort Phil Kearny: how Frances and Henry renewed their acquaintance with one another following Margaret's death; their subsequent marriage, and their return to the Sheridan, Wyoming, area to help dedicate a Fetterman memorial.
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subject_facetArmy spouses -- Wyoming -- Biography
Carrington, Frances C. -- (Frances Courtney), -- 1845-1911
Fetterman Fight, Wyo., 1866
Fort Phil Kearny (Wyo.) -- History, Military
United States. -- Army -- Military life
United States. -- Army. -- Infantry Regiment, 18th
title_displayMy army life : a soldier's wife at Fort Phil Kearny : with an account of the celebration of "Wyoming opened"
title_fullMy army life : a soldier's wife at Fort Phil Kearny : with an account of the celebration of "Wyoming opened" / by Frances C. Carrington ; introduction by John D. McDermott
title_shortMy army life
title_suba soldier's wife at Fort Phil Kearny : with an account of the celebration of "Wyoming opened"
topic_facetArmy spouses
Carrington, Frances C
Fetterman Fight, Wyo., 1866
History, Military
Military life