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Cavalrymen escorting the overland stagecoach, a duty that Scherneckau often described. From Frank A. Root and William E. Connelley, The Overland Stage to California (Topeka, 1901)

 

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Historian John McDermott wrote about the physical hardships of a frontier soldier’s life, describing the western plains as “an environment that could be frustrating, unrelenting, noxious, infectious, and lethal.” Here’s what he says about the army’s smallest enemy, the flea:

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