Fanny Dunbar Corbusier: Recollections of her Army Life, 1869-1908

TitleFanny Dunbar Corbusier: Recollections of her Army Life, 1869-1908
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCorbusier, Fanny Dunbar, and Patricia Y. Stallard
Number of Pages348
PublisherUniversity of Oklahoma Press

Born in Baltimore in 1838, Fanny Dunbar (1838-1918) grew up in Louisiana to a family who survived the hardships of the Civil War. Fanny experienced a radical life change when she met William Henry Corbusier, a Yankee officer and army surgeon; this memoir recounts their subsequent forty-eight year marriage. The author's long life and her husband's thirty-nine-year career in the army allow the reader to experience the period between the Civil War and World War I in totality, including her exceptional memories of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine-American War. As the recollections of someone whose life played out against a world panorama, this memoir provides a rare opportunity to examine events of frontier military life from a female perspective.

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