A SOLDIER'S LIFE. Daniel P. Whiting, Murphy Givens.


  • Corpus Christi, TX: Nueces Press, 2011.
  • 8vo
  • Blue cloth with gilt stamped title on the backstrip.
  • 230 pages
  • ISBN: 9780983256519
  • ISBN: 9780983256519

Price: $30.00  other currencies

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Near fine in near fine jacket. Daniel Powers Whiting served in the United States Army for 35 years, from his time as a West Point cadet, then officer in the 7th Infantry, until he was placed on the retirement list in 1863 from physical disability related to his long years of service. He was a respected officer, with many friends in the service, who spent most of his career on the frontiers of a rapidly expanding country. His tours of duty included two stints in Florida during the bloody Seminole Wars he fought in major battles in the Mexican War, from the siege of Fort Brown, to the battles of Monterray, Veracruz and Cerro Gordo. Whiting in his long career was stationed at army posts in Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, Indian Territory, Mormon Country, and, at the start of the Civil War, in New Mexico and Colorado. From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.