A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Kirkland, Joseph
Kirkland, Joseph (1830-1894). -- Novelist, b. in New York State, was a lawyer in Chicago, then served in the war. He is remembered as the author of two very vivid and life-like novels of pioneer life in the Far West, Illinois Zury and The McVeys. Other works are The Captain of Company K. and The Story of Chicago.