A good place to put notes about Army wives on the frontier. This out of Armes' diary:
"Last evening hte wife of Lt Beck pleaded so strongly in his behalf, and after his apologizing and agreeing to control his temper in the future, I released him from arraest and assigned him to duty with a troop, detailing Captain Myrick as my assistant Quartermaster in his place."
"Major Cox interferred in behalf of the scouts today, and I found it necessary to place him in close arrest, and finally had to put a guard over him...
Next day..."Major Cox made a special requiest that I extend his limits of arrest as far as the post in order that he might get married this evening. We were greatly surprised, as he only met Mrs. Scott a few days ago, and her husband, Captain Scott, had only been dead a short time. The priest performed the ceremony, and most everyone at the post witnessed the marriage. I sent my minstrel troop to furnish music for the occasion. We had a glorious time."
Armes' diary, after his courts-martial and dismissal from the service:
"I made the rounds New Years , calling all day, and met many of my old friends whom I had not seen for several years; was snubbed by quite a number who, I thought at one time, were ladies, and who appeared as friendly and sociable as possible when I was an officer, but now, when I appear to be under a cloud, they seem ready to add another kick. My guests noticed the coolness displayed, but it made them more attentive to me, as they understood my case thoroughly, and nohting that could be said by anyone could change their opinion of me.
"If I had been in full uniform and on duty with the President I could not have received more attention than was given to me by Miss Minnie Sherman, who introduced us to a bevy of beautiful girls receiving withy her."