Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources

Adam, Donald K., ed. "The Journal of Ada A. Vogdes, 1868–71." Montana: The Magazine of Western History. 13 (Summer 1963): 2–17.

Alexander, Eveline M. Cavalry Wife: The Diary of Eveline M. Alexander, 1866–1867. Edited by Sandra Myres. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1977.

Baldwin, Alice Blackwood. An Army Wife on the Frontier: The Memoirs of Alice Blackwood Baldwin, 1867–1877. Introduction by Robert C. and Eleanor R. Carriker. Salt Lake City: Tanner Trust Fund, University of Utah Library, 1975.

Biddle, Ellen McGowan. Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife. Introduction by Peter Cozzens. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2002.

Boyd, Mrs. Orsemus Bronson (Frances). Cavalry Life in Tent and Field. 1894. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982.

Buecker, Thomas R., ed. "Letters of Caroline Frey Winne from Sidney Barracks and Fort McPherson, Nebraska, 1874–1878." Nebraska History 62 (Spring 1981): 1–46.

Burt, Elizabeth J. Reynolds. An Army Wife's Forty Years in the Service, 1862–1902. Unpublished manuscript. Elizabeth J. Reynolds Burt Papers. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Carriker, Robert C. and Eleanor R., eds., An Army Wife on the Frontier: The Memoirs of Alice Blackwood Baldwin, 1867–1877. Salt Lake City: Tanner Trust, 1975.

Carrington, Frances C. My Army Life and the Fort Phil Kearney Massacre. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1910. Reprint. Boulder, Co: Pruett Publishing Company, 1993.

Carrington, Margaret I. Ab-sa-ra-ka, Home of the Crows: Being the Experiences of an Officer's Wife on the Plains. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1869.

Corbusier, Fanny Dunbar. Fanny Dunbar Corbusier: Recollections of Her Army Life, 1869–1908. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2003.

Custer, Elizabeth Bacon. Boots and Saddles: Life in Dakota With General Custer. New York: Harper and Brothers Publishers, 1885. Reprint. New York: Barnes and Noble Publishing, Inc., 2006.

________. Following the Guidon. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1890. Reprint. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966.

________. Tenting on the Plains; or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas. 3 vols. New York: Charles L. Webster, 1887. Reprint. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971.

Fougera, Katherine Gibson, ed. With Custer's Cavalry: From the Memoirs of the Late Katherine Gibson, Widow of Captain Francis M. Gibson of the Seventh Cavalry U.S.A. Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton, 1940. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1986.

Grierson, Alice Kirk. An Army Wife's Cookbook: with Household Hints and Home Remedies. Edited by Mary L. Williams. Introduction by Alice Kirk Grierson and Sarah Joy Grierson. Tucson: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association, 1972.

Howe, George Frederick, ed. "Expedition to the Yellowstone River in 1873: Letters of a Young Cavalry Officer." The Mississippi Valley Historical Review 39 (December 1952): 519–534.

Leckie, Shirley Anne, ed. The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

Mattison, Ray H., ed. "A Army Wife on the Upper Missouri: The Diary of Sarah E. Canfield, 1866–1868." North Dakota History 20 (October 1953): 191–220.

Miles, Susan, ed. "Mrs. Buell's Journal, 1877." Fort Concho and the South Plains Journal 22 (Autumn 1990): 109–126.

Millbrook, Minnie Dubbs, ed., "Mrs. General Custer at Fort Riley, 1866." Kansas Historical Quarterly, 40 (1974): 63–71.

_______. "Rebecca Visits Kansas and the Custers: The Diary of Rebecca Richmond." Kansas Historical Quarterly, 42 (1976): 366–402.

Roe, Frances M. A. Army Letters From An Officer's Wife, 1871–1888. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1909. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

Sheridan, P. H. Outline Descriptions of the Posts in the Military Division of the Missouri, commanded by Lieutenant General P.H. Sheridan (Chicago: Headquarters, Military Division of the Missouri, 1872 & 1876).

Slaughter, Linda W. Fortress to Farm, or Twenty-three Years on the Frontier. Edited by Hazel Eastman. New York: Exposition Press, 1972.

______. "The Amazonian Corps: A Romance of the Army." Bismarck Tribune 2 December 1874 – 19 May 1875.

Twitchell, Phillip G., ed. "Camp Robinson Letters of Angeline Johnson." Nebraska History 77 (Summer 1996): 89 – 95.

Utley, Robert M. Life in Custer's Cavalry: Diaries and Letters of Albert and Jennie Barnitz. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1977.

Secondary Sources — Books

Brown, William L. III. The Army Called It Home: Military Interiors of the 19th Century. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1992.

Burkey, Blaine. Custer, Come At Once! The Fort Hays Years of George and Elizabeth Custer 1866–1870. Fort Hays, Kansas: Thomas More Prep, 1976. Reprint. Society of Friends of Historic Fort Hays, 1992.

Campbell, Robin Dell. Mistresses of the Transient Hearth: American Army Officers' Wives and Material Culture, 1840–1880. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Coffman, Edward M. The Old Army: A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784–1898. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Cox-Paul, Lori A. and James W. Wengert, eds. A Frontier Army Christmas. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1996.

Eales, Anne Bruner. Army Wives on the American Frontier: Living by the Bugles. Boulder: Johnson Books, 1996.

Frost, Lawrence A. General Custer's Libbie. Seattle: Superior Publishing Co., 1975.

Georgi-Findlay, Brigitte. The Frontiers of Women's Writing: Women's Narratives and the Rhetoric of Westward Expansion. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1996.

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. Frontier Women: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1840–1880. New York: Hill and Wang, 1979.

Leckie, Shirley A. Elizabeth Bacon Custer and the Making of a Myth. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1993.

________. "Gender as a Force in History and Biography: Examining the Custer Myth through the Prism of Domestic Ideals." North Dakota History, 64 (1997): 16–27.

Merrington, Marguerite, ed. The Custer Story: The Life and Intimate Letters of General George A. Custer and His Wife Elizabeth. New York: Devon-Adair, 1950. Reprint. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, Bison Books, 1987.

Myres, Sandra L. "The Ladies of the Army: Views of Western Life." The American Military on the Frontier. Proceedings of the Seventh Military History Symposium. USAF Academy 1976. Washington, D.C: Office of Air Force History, 1978.

Nacy, Michele J. Members of the Regiment: Army Officers' Wives on the Western Frontier, 1865–1890. Greenwood Press, 2000.

Nye, W. S. Carbine and Lance: The Story of Old Fort Sill. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1937.

Smith, Sherry. View from Officers' Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1990.

Stallard, Patricia Y. Glittering Misery: Dependents of the Indian Fighting Army. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1992.

Steinbach, Robert H. A Long March: The Lives of Frank and Alice Baldwin. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989.

Wherry, Maryan. "Women on the Western Military Frontier: Elizabeth Bacon Custer." In Nineteenth-Century Women Learn to Write, edited by Catherine Hobbs. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Secondary Sources — Articles

Baker, Anni P. "Daughters of Mars: Army Officers' Wives and Military Culture on the American Frontier." The Historian 67 (2005): 20–42.

Campbell, Julie A. and Brenda Brandt. " 'No Seamstresses, No Ready-Made Clothing' Clothing Consumption on the American Frontier, 1850–1890." Clothing and Textiles Research Journal 12 (1994): 16–21.

Leckie, Shirley. "Reading Between the Lines: Another Look at Officers' Wives in the Post-Civil War Frontier Army." Military History of the Southwest 19 (Fall 1989): 137–160.

Leonard, Thomas C. "Red, White and the Army Blue: Empathy and Anger in the American West." American Quarterly 26 (May, 1974): 176–190.

McInnis, Verity. " 'Ladies' of the Frontier Forts." Military History of the West 35 (2005): 35–56.

Nelson, Vance E. "Fort Robinson During the 1880s: An Omaha Newspaper Man Visits the Post." Nebraska History 55 (Summer 1974): 181–202.

Stewart, Miller J. "Army Laundresses: Ladies of the 'Soap Suds Row.' " Nebraska History 61 (1980): 421–436.

Myres, Sandra L. "Frontier Historians, Women, and the 'New' Military History." Military History of the Southwest 19 (Spring 1989): 27–37.

_____. "Army Women's Narratives as Documents of Social History: Some Examples from the Western Frontier, 1840–1900." New Mexico Historical Review 65 (April 1990): 175–198.

Williams, Mary L. "Ladies of the Regiment: Their Influence on the Frontier Army." Nebraska History 78 (Winter 1997): 158–164.

Wood, Cynthia. "Army Laundresses and Civilization on the Western Frontier." Journal of the West 41 (Summer 2002): 26–34.