The Sergeant's Lady by Miles Hood Swarthout from Books In Motion.com

 
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Deep in the untamed Southern Arizona Territory, the United States Army embarks on a final campaign to rid the area of the remaining Apache warriors and capture and kill their famed war chief Geronimo. Legendary for their relentless battle tactics and astounding survival skills, the Apache make a fearsome enemy, able to cut down man, woman, and child in silence, and transverse undetected throughout the rocky terrain. General Nelson A. Miles is determined to bring a swift end to the war against the Apache. He is also a seasoned Indian fighter, having defeated the Comanche, Sioux, and Cheyenne to the sound of his creed: ""Always advance."" On his side is Sergeant Ammon Swing and a unique, experimental communications system designed to keep the brigade alert to surrounding dangers. Caught in the middle of the Army and the Apache is Jacob Cox, a rancher trying to bring peace and a new life to his hard patch of land, and to his sister, Martha. Martha is a woman perfectly suited to her wild new home, able to shoot down an Indian and match wits with any soldier. In the unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains of the Arizona frontier, an unexpected love grows between Martha and Sergeant Swing. The affair leads Martha, her brother, and the army towards a harrowing encounter with the Apache, where some will meet their ends with the blast of a shotgun, while others will rise to become honored heroes.

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The Sergeant's Lady won the Best First Western Novel Spur Award from the Western Writers of America in 2004.

This novel also won recognition as one of the Best 100 books about Arizona by the Friends of the Pima County Libraries (Tucson) in 2003.

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Deep in untamed southern Arizona Territor, the United States Army embarks on a final campaign to rid the area of the remaining Apache warriors and capture and kill their famed war chief Geronimo and tribal leader Naiche, son of Cochise. Legendary for their relentless battle tactics and astounding survival skills, the Apaches make a fearsome enemy, able to cut down man, woman, and child in silence, then move undetected through the rocky terrain.
General Nelson A. Miles is determined to bring an end to this endless (26 years!) war against the deadly Apache. Miles is a seasoned Indian fighter, having defeated the Comanche, Sioux, and Cheyenne by his creed "Always advance." On the General's side is Sergeant Ammon Swing, and a unique, experimental sun-flashing communications system designed to keep the military units alert to surrounding dangers. Caught in the middle between the Army and the Apache is Jacob Cox, a rancher trying to bring peace and a new life to his hard patch of land, and to his sister, Martha.
Martha Cox is a woman perfectly suited to her wild new home, able to shoot down an Indian and match wits with any soldier. In the unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains of the Arizona frontier, an unexpected love grows between Martha and Sergeant Swing. Their affair leads Martha, her brother, and the Army toward a harrowing mountaintop fight with the Apaches, where some will meet their ends stuck on a poisoned arrow, or on the bullet from a Springfield, while one will arise to become an honored hero.

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