My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre. The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant.s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars

My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre. The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant.s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars

Frances C. Carrington
My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre. The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant.s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars

My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre. The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant.s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ A classic memoir of life on the western frontierThe author of this well known and well regarded work begins her story of army life as a young officers wife on the western frontier with all the naivety and trepidation one might expect. She was married to an army officer of the 18th U. S Infantry, George Washington Grummond and their post was to be the far flung outpost of Fort Phil Kearney, Wyoming, which was soon to be the centre of the maelstrom which was Red Clouds War. Grummond was one of the ill-fated detachment who rode out of the fort to the Fetterman Massacre of 1866 and thus, by disobeying orders, put himself into the history books as a participant in the worst disaster suffered by the U. S Army at the hands of the Plains Indian tribes until George Armstrong Custer-together with elements of the 7th Cavalry-was eradicated at Little Big Horn some 10 years later. Frances Grummond, as the author was at the time, was widowed and understandably distraught. She was comforted by the post commanders wife, Margaret Carrington who wrote, Ab-sa-ra-ka-Home of the Crows. Margaret Carrington died in 1870 and Mrs Grummond subsequently became the second wife of Colonel Henry B. Carrington. This book is an essential work on the Indian Wars of the mid-nineteenth century in America, it provides valuable insights into army life and also recounts a notable incident in American frontier history. An essential component of any library of the subject as well ...