To keep our faces toward Change

Determined to experience an extraordinary life, Frances Mack married her fellow comrade and adventurer Fayette W. Roe on August 19, 1871. The young and dashing second lieutenant had graduated from West Point in June 1871, and ordered to begin his army service at Fort Lyon, Colorado Territory.  Fayette was the only child of Rear Admiral…

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Fort Lyon – Colorado Territory

October 1871 After months of anticipation and days of weary travel we have at last got to our army home! The day was glorious, and the atmosphere so clear, we could see miles and miles in every direction. But there was not one object to be seen on the vast rolling plains–not a tree nor a…

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