For more than 30 years, Ellen Biddle was the wife of an army officer, during the American Civil War and later on the frontier. In this best-selling memoir, Biddle recounts the joys, sorrows, and challenges of raising children on the frontier while following her life partner from post to post.

Along the way they knew many luminaries of their day, including Generals Sherman, Sheridan, Crook, and others. They visited the White House of President Cleveland and also lived in shabby post housing.

With wit and charm, Biddle tells this extraordinary story of an ordinary family dealing with wild animals, Indians, and the vagaries of a soldier’s life.

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