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Title Reminiscences [manuscript]: 1903
Author Theron, Gaston R.
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Between 1861 and 1864 Gaston served as a wagoner in the U.S. Army (Company H, California Cavalry, 2nd) stationed primarily in Nevada and Utah. Approximately forty years later Gaston described his experiences in a rambling and sentimental collection of reminiscences. Included in his recollections are descriptions of conditions along the Oregon Trail, Mormon settlements in Utah, Indian attacks on emigrant wagon trains, the capture and eventual release of two children by Paiute Indians, and the Battle of Bear River on the Utah/Idaho border.
Places Bear River, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, United States
Keywords army, frontier, trail, Oregon Trail, attack, hostility, wagon train, migrant, white settlers, Mormon, captivity, kidnap, battle, massacre, personal account
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Basin
Additional Information

Lacking some pages; pagination: v. 1: 17-164; v. 2: 3-10; v. 3: 6-163; v. 4: 10-87.

Title of volume 4: 'Sam and the Sergeant'.

Volume 1 is inscribed 'Marie Thorne Ford - From the author Theron R. Gaston'.

The inside covers of volumes 3 and 4 are lined with newspaper articles and illustrations.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT Ayer MS 3076
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue