Free today at Amazon: K Company
by Robert Broomall. First published in mass market paperback by Fawcett (1992). UK
Harry Winston was too young to serve in the Civil War, so he enlists in the post-war cavalry, seeking glory and adventure. He is assigned to K Company, on the western edge of the Kansas frontier. What he finds there is brutal discipline combined with bad food, monotonous drill, and make-work details. Even worse, he makes an enemy of Link Hayward, toughest soldier in the company, who’s been broken in rank more times than he can count. Link thinks Harry is a coward and urges him to desert. Taunted by Link, not accepted by K Company’s veterans, Harry begins to doubt himself.
Then the company is ordered into the field, and in a battle with the Cheyenne, Harry learns what he’s really made of.