The trials and tribulations of the transferred "coburger."

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The trials and tribulations of the transferred "coburger.". Illustration shows a dejected soldier sitting at a train station beneath a sign that states "Trains Leave Every Hour for Fort Tombstone Fort Lonesome Fort Scalp'em and all Western Army Outposts" and near another sign that states "Special Accommodations for Transferred Army Officers", with an infant on his lap and his traveling orders labeled "Ordered to go West Secy. Endicott" between his knees; his extended family of wife, mother-in-law(?), children's nanny, and several rambunctious children accompany him. In the lower right foreground is a valise labeled "Major Quiverfull". Artist: Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937. Date: August 26, 1885. Sourced from Digital Commonwealth website.

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