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Vanishing Arizona : A Young Wife of an Officer of the U.S. 8th Infantry in Apacheria During the 1870's
by Martha Summerhayes


Overview - A lady, the desert, the army and the Apaches
This is the account of the life of a young army wife who followed her husband-a second lieutenant of infantry-after the turbulent years of the American Civil War, in which he had served, to what was considered the wildest and most remote of frontier outposts in the American south west.
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Overview
A lady, the desert, the army and the Apaches
This is the account of the life of a young army wife who followed her husband-a second lieutenant of infantry-after the turbulent years of the American Civil War, in which he had served, to what was considered the wildest and most remote of frontier outposts in the American south west. Life within the Army in Arizona came as something of a cultural shock to this gentle lady of New England who knew nothing of housekeeping-indeed she did not even know how to pack. This absorbing book takes us together with its author on a rights of passage experience as she lived, travelled, camped and came to have affection for the untamed land. Her husband was constantly engaged in campaigns against the Apache and Martha Summerhayes experience of them in peace and war also adds flavour to this unforgettable life of a woman in frontier days. Available in soft cover and hard cover with dust jacket for collectors.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780857061348
  • ISBN-10: 0857061348
  • Publisher: Leonaur Ltd
  • Publish Date: June 2010
  • Page Count: 232
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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