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I have written this story of my army life at the urgent and ceaseless request of my children. For whenever I allude to those early days, and tell to them the tales they have so often heard, they always say: Now, mother, will you write these stories for us? Please, mother, do; we must never forget them. Then, after an interval, Mother, have you written those stories of Arizona yet? until finally, with the aid of some old letters written from those very places (the letters having been preserved, with other papers of mine, by an uncle in New England long since dead), I have been able to give a fairly connected story.