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Ordered West : the Civil War exploits of Charles A. Curtis

Author: Charles A Curtis; Alan D Gaff; Donald H Gaff
Publisher: Denton, Texas : University of North Texas Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: War and the Southwest series, no. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the Civil War, Charles Curtis served in the 5th United States Infantry on the New Mexico and Arizona frontier. He spent his years from 1862 to 1865 on garrison duty, interacting with Native Americans, both hostile and friendly. Years after his service and while president of Norwich University, Curtis wrote an extensive memoir of his time in the Southwest. This memoir was serialized and published in a New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Charles A Curtis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles A Curtis; Alan D Gaff; Donald H Gaff
ISBN: 9781574416695 1574416693
OCLC Number: 965766587
Description: xiii, 575 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The adventure begins --
Across the plains --
Along the Santa Fe trail --
Into New Mexico --
Arrival in Santa Fe --
Albuquerque and the Rio Grande --
Arrival at Fort Craig --
On the march --
Encounter with Apaches --
Las Cruces and Mesilla --
New Mexico stories --
Across the Jornada del Muerto --
From Peralta to Fort Marcy --
Quartermaster duty --
Romantic entanglements --
En route to Conejos --
No potatoes, but a new assignment --
Indian attack at Los Valles Grandes --
Pueblos and Navajos --
Indians of New Mexico --
Lost in the wilderness --
Winter quarters --
Return to Jemez --
Good-bye to Los Valles Grandes --
Departure from Albuquerque --
Headed to Fort Wingate --
Inscription Rock --
Sightseeing and a captive boy --
Coues and consequences --
Colorado Chiquito and a porcupine --
Troubles with Coues and Indians --
Arrival at Fort Whipple --
Building a fort --
The missing mail carrier --
Horse flesh --
A bad day fishing --
Cash and carrying on --
Life in Prescott --
Fight at Red Rocks --
Politics and punishment --
Into the desert --
Water in several forms --
La Paz --
Major Thompson's scout --
Last days at Fort Whipple --
Doctor Coues in charge --
A change in command --
California and home --
Notes.
Series Title: War and the Southwest series, no. 13.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Alan D. Gaff and Donald H. Gaff.

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