Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 1999 | Department of History

Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 1999


Vol. 29, No. 2, Fall 1999

Table of Contents

"Guarding the Border during the Mexican Revolution: The Memoir of Ward Schrantz, 22nd U.S. Infantry," by Jeffrey L. Patrick

Abstract: Private Ward Schrantz of the 22nd U.S. Infantry was stationed at El Paso, Texas, from 1912 to 1913. His memoir of army life on the U.S.-Mexican border during the Mexican Revolution details the trials and tribulations of an ordinary infantryman in the Southwest during this volatile period.
Key Words: U.S. Army; El Paso; Mexican Revolution; borderlands.

"'Dear Husband': The Civil War Letters of Sophronia Joiner Chipman, Kankakee County, Illinois, 1863-1865," by Vicki Betts

Abstract: The letters of Sophronia Chipman to her husband in the 76th Illinois Infantry describe her life in rural Kankakee County during the second half of the Civil War. In them she discusses her concerns for her husband's health, the care of her family, neighbors, the draft, and the near loss of the family's farm.
Key Words: Civil War; Kankakee County; Illinois; homefront; women

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