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|Title||Reminiscences [manuscript]: 1903|
|Author||Theron, Gaston R.|
|Date||View date in the chronology|
|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||Go to Tribes and Nations page|
|Culture Area||Great Basin|
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|