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作者 McChristian, Douglas C., author
書名 Regular Army O! : soldiering on the Western frontier, 1865-1891 / Douglas C. McChristian ; foreword by Robert M. Utley
出版項 Norman, OK : University of Oklahoma Press, [2017]
©2017
國際標準書號 9780806156958 (hardcover : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  F594 .M118 2017    在架上    30610020549655
說明 xix, 762 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-728) and index
"Taking to soldiering": enlistment -- "We are kept pretty busy": life at the recruiting depot -- "Don't grieve after me": the journey west -- "Deployed as skirmishers": regiments and companies in the West -- Brain, bone, and sinew: officers and noncoms -- "It is just dragging out a miserable existence": forts and garrison routine -- "The bed bugs are too numerous for me to sleep": some material aspects of Army life -- "Offensive in every particular": medicine, hygiene, and sanitation -- "It is so lonesome out here": the domestic side of enlisted life -- "We have our little amusements": recreation and pastimes -- "The moral condition is very poor": the seamy side of enlisted life -- "There are a great many deserting from our regiment": the problem of desertion -- "I will see some real Wild-West life": preparing for -- Field service -- "More than I ever thought I could bear": life in the field -- "Our orders were to go after them": regulars and red men -- "The government pays you to get shot at": combat -- "Thank god I am done soldiering": enlistment's end -- Appendixes -- A. 1872 Army pay table -- B. Glossary of Army slang -- Selected regular Army ballads -- Enlisted soldiers whose personal accounts of -- Service were consulted for this book
"Uses the testimony of enlisted soldiers--drawn from more than 350 diaries, letters, and memoirs--to create a vivid picture of life in an evolving post-Civil War Army on the western frontier"--Provided by publisher
主題 West (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 19th century
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century
Soldiers -- West (U.S.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Soldiers' writings, American
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