Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith is a love story between an Army officer and his daughter. Through Charles’ letters to his daughter, Fanny, we gain an intimate view of antebellum life in a military family. The correspondence includes unblemished observations about Charles’s experiences and fatherly advice.
Most of the correspondence occurred between December 1855 and March 1860. During this time Lieutenant Colonel Smith served with the Tenth Infantry Regiment in the Minnesota Territory where he led an expedition to the Red River of the North and then in the Utah Territory as an officer in the Mormon Expedition.
Your Affectionate Father contains 47 photos, 6 maps, extensive notes, bibliography, and index.