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Author Carter, Robert Dexter, 1876-1926.
Title A civilian in Lawton's 1899 Philippine campaign : the letters of Robert D. Carter / edited by Michael E. Shay.
Imprint Columbia, Missouri ; London : University of Missouri Press, [2013]

Author Carter, Robert Dexter, 1876-1926.
Series The American military experience series
American military experience series.
Subject Carter, Robert Dexter, 1876-1926. -- Correspondence.
Carter, Robert Dexter, 1876-1926 -- Travel -- Philippines.
Lawton, Henry Ware, 1843-1899.
Carter, Robert Dexter, 1876-1926.
History, 19th Century.
Military Personnel -- history.
Armed Conflicts.
Philippines -- History -- Philippine American War, 1899-1902 -- Personal narratives.
Philippines -- Description and travel.
Alt Name Shay, Michael E., 1945-
Add Title Letters of Robert D. Carter
Description 1 online resource (xii, 197 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-191) and index.
Contents List of illustrations -- Preface -- Editor's note -- Introduction -- The diary -- January-February 1899 -- March 1899 -- April-May 1899 -- June-July 1899 -- August 1899 -- September 1899 -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Works consulted -- Index.
Summary In the midst of the Philippine-American War, twenty-two-year-old Robert Dexter Carter served in Manila as a civilian quartermaster clerk. Through his letters to his family, he provided a vivid picture of army life in Manila--the sights, the smells, and his responses to the native culture. In addition to his letters, his diary and several related articles present a firsthand account of the historic voyage of the United States Army Transport Grant through the Suez Canal to Manila in early 1899. Carter's writings not only tell of his sometimes harrowing experiences, but also reveal the aspirations and fears of a young man not quite sure of his next steps on life's journey.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780826273055 (electronic bk.)
082627305X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 864675562
Additional Format Print version: Carter, Robert Dexter, 1876-1926. Civilian in Lawton's 1899 Philippine campaign 0826220088 (OCoLC)836206233