Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"Dust Covered Foot Soldiers"

Writing in True West magazine, military historian John Langellier recognizes the foot soldiers of the post-Civil War Army. An excerpt:

“We are about 1,000 miles from nowhere excepting it be the verges of Hell, and I think we ‘ain’t no more nor’ ten rods from that delightful spot,” wrote Second Infantry Lt. Col. Josias King, whose attitude about Fort Larned, Kansas, could have been echoed at almost every frontier outpost.

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