A Soldier's Diary: Corporal Robert Walter Main, Courier to General Custer, 1874-1875 by Benjamin T. Richards MD
If ever the pages of a book manage to bring to life the American frontier, it's this one in the diaries of a larger than life, genuine western hero who fought Indians and rattlesnakes, rode with Custer and lived a life of adventure Hollywood couldn't match. A vividly beautiful illustrated account of the life of Cpl Robert Walter Main, calvalryman and gifted writer.
Hmmm...... Benjamin T. Richards is a retired General Surgeon residing in Carmel, California with his loving wife and devoted Doberman dog. After dedicating his life to medicine, when these family diaries landed in his lap, they took him in the direction of a first time novice author. It seemed important to gather the words and stories of a distant relative he never knew, and preserve interesting tales of the frontier that may well have been lost to the ravages of time.