A collection of correspondence of
Charles King, American soldier, novelist and historian.
Charles King (1844-1933), was a soldier, novelist and historian; he graduated from West
Point in 1866. In 1871 he was a lieutenant in the U.S. 5th Cavalry under General George
Crook. In 1874, King was shot in the arm during a skirmish with Apache Indians. His wound
forced him to retire from the military in 1879. King then became a teacher of military
science and tactics, and in 1882 he became a colonel in the Wisconsin National Guard. King
wrote many works of fiction and non-fiction about U.S. military history including
Campaigning with Crook, which was published in 1890.
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