During his five years in the army, Private William Edward Matthews wrote a series of exceptionally detailed and engaging letters to his family back home in Maryland describing his life in the Arizona and New Mexico Territories. Eddie Matthews's letters, published here for the first time, provide an unparalleled chronicle of one soldier's experiences in garrison and in the field in the post-Civil War Southwest.Eddie's letters record a vivid chroni...
By Douglas C. McChristian
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press; First Edition edition (April 30, 2013)
Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
Amazon Rank: 1518479
Format: PDF Text djvu ebook
Bought this for my dad for Christmas. He really liked it. He said that some of the military stuff discussed here are still practiced today, as he experienced them in the U.S. Navy.