Frontier Soldier,
An Enlisted Man's Journal,
The Sioux and Nez Perce Campaigns,

by William F. Zimmer
Edited and Annotated by Jerome A. Greene
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When private William F. Zimmer arrived on the Montana frontier in December 1876, it was to help reinforce troops that had lately experienced the trauma of defeat. Only six months earlier, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer had led more than 260 Seventh Cavalry soldiers to disaster and death along the Little Bighorn River in a bloody contest with Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians. Zimmers arrival came in the wake of that event as the field troops prepared to rejuvenate their struggling campaign to force the warriors and their families onto a reservation in Dakota Territory. His unit, Company F, Second Cavalry, was stationed at Fort Ellis, close to the zone of operations, and would be expected to provide troops for any further army movements to counter the tribesmen. This is his journal from March 1 1877, to March 1 1877. Softcover 5-1/2 x 8-1/2", 171 pages.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part One March 1, 1877, to July 31, 1877 The Sioux Campaign
  • Part Two August 1, 1877, to December 31, 1877 Conclusion of the Sioux Campaign, the Nez Perce Campaign, and After
  • Postscript
  • Index

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