When, in 1899, Colonel Loomis Lyman Langdon, United States Army, Retired, penned the ironic statement which referred to “A Trifling Affair,” he did so, at least, from the vantage point of forty years of active military service to his country. His had been a long and eventful carrer and, particularly as regards Florida history, one might even say that Colonel Langdon was a man who had been in all the “right” places at all the “right” times.
Wickman, Patricia R.
"A Trifling Affair: Loomis Lyman Langdon and the Third Seminole War,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 63
, Article 5.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol63/iss3/5