I Married a Soldier

I Married a Soldier

Lydia Spencer Lane / Nov 18, 2019

I Married a Soldier Lydia Spencer Lane s account of her life as a young army bride on the early southwestern frontier is both invaluable history and delightful commentary As an officer s wife Lane left her home in Penns

  • Title: I Married a Soldier
  • Author: Lydia Spencer Lane
  • ISBN: 9780826309341
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lydia Spencer Lane s account of her life as a young army bride on the early southwestern frontier is both invaluable history and delightful commentary As an officer s wife, Lane left her home in Pennsylvania in 1854 to accompany her new husband to his first post in the West the encampment at Fort Inge, Texas, then in the midst of a yellow fever epidemic For the next sixLydia Spencer Lane s account of her life as a young army bride on the early southwestern frontier is both invaluable history and delightful commentary As an officer s wife, Lane left her home in Pennsylvania in 1854 to accompany her new husband to his first post in the West the encampment at Fort Inge, Texas, then in the midst of a yellow fever epidemic For the next sixteen years, Lane crossed the Great Plains by wagon seven times, traveled nearly 8,000 miles, raised three children, and became accustomed to tours of duty that required the family to move at least every six months to a different set of military forts, frontier garrisons, and trailside bivouacs across New Mexico and Texas First published in 1893 and unavailable for nearly a decade, Lane s narrative manifests a dry wit that lends humor to events that range from the uncomfortable to the terrifying Through her eyes we see the close knit social life of an army post, the western frontier s divided response to the American Civil War including the Confederate invasion of the Mesilla Valley , and the cultures and peoples of the West As Darlis Miller makes clear in her Introduction, Lane s courage, her sense of humor, her powers of observation, and her obvious love for the western landscape make her an unforgettable narrator, a valuable historian, and a bold exemplar of strength under pressure.

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    1. To give "I Married a Soldier" a 4 rating may seem a bit strong when it comes to the quality of the writing, but for the quality and honesty of the author, Lydia Spenser Lane, as she fills her diary, I must grant her a 4. She gives a superb portrait of the life and expectations of a woman married to a soldier during the mid-1800's. If you are interested in the west and the role of women in settling and exploring its vast territories, you will not be disappointed in reading this extraordiany accou [...]


    2. I picked this book up at Fort Gardiner where I get many odds and ends like a black pot holder and hand made Christmas ornaments that might have been used at that time. It was especially interesting to me as we did almost the very same moves!


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