A soldier’s life on the frontier was a difficult one. Dangerous terrain, harsh weather, and isolation were just a few of the issues they faced. A soldier’s day was filled with drills and chores, with little time for personal relaxing.
Typical duties of the frontier Army included:
In order to stave off boredom, soldiers found different ways to entertain themselves such as,. playing games, music, reading, putting on plays, and more. However, not all forms of entertainment were legal. Gambling, drunkenness, and fights were not an uncommon sight on the frontier.