Publisher description for Daughter of the regiment : memoirs of a childhood in the Frontier Army, 1878-1898 / Mary Leefe Laurence ; edited by Thomas T. Smith.


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The young daughter of an English-born U. S. infantry officer on the post–Civil War frontier, Mary Leefe Laurence had the childhood of an army nomad, accompanying the regiment from south Texas to the Canadian border. In faithfully recording her travels, she offers extensive and unique insight into life as a child and adolescent in the twilight of the Indian-fighting army.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Laurence, Mary Leefe, -- 1872-1945.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1860-1890.
West (U.S.) -- History -- 1890-1945.
United States. -- Army -- Military life.
Army spouses -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.