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King (Charles) Papers
mssHM 63657-63691  
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Description
A collection of correspondence of Charles King, American soldier, novelist and historian.
Background
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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1.2 Linear Feet (1 box)
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