Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith

Cover_Your_Affectionate_FatherYour Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith is now available on Amazon.

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.

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About Allen Mesch

Allen is a author, educator, and historian. He has written four books: The Analyst; Teacher of Civil War Generals; Your Affectionate Father, Charles F. Smith; and Charles A. Marvin - "One Year. Six Months, and Eleven Days". He teaches classes on the American Civil War at Collin College. He has visited more than 130 Civil War sites and shares his over 4,000 photographs on Civil-War-Journeys.org. He blogs about the Civil War on Salient Points.
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