Valley of Wrath Author:John Prescott Western — 100 Infantry — 30 Dragoons — ...a pitiful handful of soldiers to protect the whole smouldering region beyond the Rio Grande in the days just preceding the Civil War. — It was a hell of a job, a hell of a land. To Fred Wales and his men it was one long battle between Monontony and Death in a vast desert that stunned you with its golden hue... more »s strangled you with its sweltering heat.
Then the guns at Sumter sounded and Bull Run took its toll- and Wales knew this was the land that would be caught between the savagery of the Indians and the raging forces of the South. And his soldiers were the men who would baptize it with their blood.« less