Brother-in-Law, the Orders Book of Lieutenant Frederic Calhoun"
edited by Jefferson Davis
This book is a must-have for
anyone learning about the United States Army in the late 1800s.
George Armstrong Custer fought in the Great Sioux War with
his brothers-in-law Myles Moylan and James Calhoun. While
Custer and James Calhoun died at the Battle of the Little Big Horn,
his other brother-in-law, Frederic Calhoun fought in
the Great Sioux War with the 14th Infantry Regiment, and survived.
After the deaths of Custer and his favorite
officers, known as the Custer Clique, Frederic Calhoun spent the rest
of his career with his regiment, serving in the American West.
This book captures his career, from his selection as an officer, the
orders and assignments he received, to his retirement. Experiences
which mirror those of many other officers on the frontier. This
unique book includes scans of pages from his orders book, with a typed
transcription of that page, facing it. This book
includes a biography of Frederic Calhoun, as well as a history of the
14th Infantry Regiment in the late 19th century
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