Campaigns in the West.
by Du Bois, Colonel John Van Deusen
Arizona Pioneers Historical Society,
Folio. xii, 120pp, illus, folding map. 1 of 300 hardcover copies printed by Grabhorn. Pencil drawings by Joseph Heger. Near fine. Lt. Du Bois came to the southwest with a newly minted West Point commission in 1855. He spent the next six years chasing Indians (only rarely getting close enough to fight them), marching on the Mormons (they abandoned Salt Lake City to the federal troops), and dealing with the environment (by far the most dangerous opponent). His campaigns took him to Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. This is his journal from those years edited by George Hammond with 12.full page contemporary drawings by Joseph Heger, a German engraver who served as a private under Du Bois. The journal is fascinating, and this is a handsome edition. Howes D521.
Book Id: 15633