First released as To shape a extra excellent Union in 1941, this infrequent quantity of Civil War-era letters relates the poignant stories of an English immigrant within the carrier of the us military as a noncommissioned officer, civilian worker, and Union volunteer. Frank Clarke served in Mexico, Missouri, New Mexico, and Bleeding Kansas, at the Sioux, Solomon River, and Utah Expeditions, and in war-torn Tennessee and Mississippi. After Frank's tragic dying in 1862, his spouse Mary corresponded together with his English mom, detailing the day-by-day struggles of an army widow and her 5 sons in frontier Kansas.
Darlis Miller has stored George Hammond's unique annotations and extra a couple of new ones. Her introductions to the booklet and person chapters offer biographical info to Frank's and Mary's lives and position their letters in historic context.