Born to be a Soldier : The Military Career of William Wing Loring of St. Augustine, Florida. William L. Wessels.
Born to be a Soldier : The Military Career of William Wing Loring of St. Augustine, Florida

Born to be a Soldier : The Military Career of William Wing Loring of St. Augustine, Florida

Fort Worth TX: Texas Christian University Press, 1971.

First Edition; First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14766

Spine rubbed, light cover curl, light edgewear, otherwise light wear. Solid trade paperback. ; "The little-known career of General William Wing Loring would not be credible as romantic fiction, for fiction must appear probable. It does not seem probable that a Florida youth from the early 19th century would serve in every conflict from the Seminole War to the Civil War, lose an arm in the Mexican War, lead the first major troop movement to the Pacific Coast, thrash the Apaches in the impenetrable desert and mountain retreats in New Mexico, rise to the rank of general without benefit of West Point training, fight for the Confederacy in the Civil War, then serve along with ex-Union officers in the army of the Khedive of Egypt." ; Texas Christian University Monographs In History And Culture; Vol. 8; 122 pages.

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