By Ron McFarland
This definitive biography of Steptoe chronicles the profession of a box officer who served approximately 4 years within the moment Seminole conflict, gained commendation for gallantry through the Mexican struggle, played admirably (though controversially) within the Utah Territory, undertook building of forts at Walla Walla within the newly outlined Washington Territory and engaged with numerous tribes all through his deployments. His own letters demonstrate a considerate, delicate commander who got here to question his selection of profession even ahead of his ultimate battle.
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