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The Rasp.
(United States - military)
Fort Riley, Kansas: The Cavalry School, Army of the United States, 1922. 272pp, illus. Original decorative boards, minor wear to extremities, else very good. This issue is still very much a school yearbook, although somewhat more polished than the volume from the preceeding year. Again, there are many photos. There are several articles on such diverse topics as histories of the classes, courses of instruction, camp activities, and "Polo in the Army." In one, Colonel Hamilton S. Hawkins opines that cavalry will always be indispensable to the Army, and that motorized vehicles only increase the value of mounted forces.

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The Rasp.
(United States Army)
Kansas City: The Cavalry School, U.S. Army, 1914. 477pp, illus, folding charts, 36pp of advts. Original boards. Water damage throughout including bleeding of color from the covers onto the first and last two pages (but no further) and pages cockled (that is, wavy and puckered). Withal, there is no adhesion to the pages, and no loss of print or images, thus a fully usable volume. This is the annual of the U.S. Army's Mounted Service School located at Ft. Riley, Kansas. There were two preceding editions, and the editor here states that there is little on the school itself, but rather, "It has been our idea to make the book a potent influence for the revival of interest in the American Horse. We are convinced that The Mounted Service School should and can be the center of such influence." Toward that end, this volume consists largely of articles on the care, feeding and training of horses. There are many photos of horses, with and without riders. There are a few pieces specific to the Army horse and on the Mounted Service School itself, but the only one that seems to deal with the cavalry in any combat role at all is an article by Lieut. G.S. Patton on "Mounted Swordsmanship."

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A Report on the Hygiene of the United States Army, with Descriptions of Military Posts.
Billings, John S.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1875. lix, 567pp, plates and illus, folding map in facsimile. Recased with new end papers. A stain across the top edge has entered the text block and caused deterioration of a few pages not approaching the text. Otherwise very good. Billings reports on individual military installations around the United States and includes such information as medical statistics, climate, and plans of forts, along with a lengthy discussion of the state of army hygiene. Particularly interesting for the site plans of many of the facilities described. A vas amount of information on frontier posts. Howes presents this as the second edition of an 1870 publication by the Surgeon-General's Office of the War Department, but the present volume contains much of the information in the earlier document, but adds information of 95 additional posts and the report on hygiene, making it substantially more than a simple later edition. Howes B450.

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A Trooper With Custer And Other Historic Incidents of the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
Brininstool, E.A.
Columbus: The Hunter-Trader-Trapper Co., 1926. 214pp, illus, advts. Second edition, small original bookshop sticker, boards soiled, spine fadedd, slightly cocked,interior clean and very good, else vg hardcover.

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Forts and Forays; James A. Bennett: A Dragoon in New Mexico 1850-1856.
Brooks, Clinto E. and Frank D. Reeve
Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, 1948. [iv], 85pp, illus, folding map in rear pocket. Dust jacket worn with minor loss, book clean and very good. A realistic account of the hardships of army life on the frontier. The folding map is a reproduction of the 1851 Parke map of New Mexico. It is reduced and just legible, but it is a copy of one of the scarcest maps of the territory.

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Roll Call On The Little Big Horn, 28 June 1876.
Carroll, John M. and Byron Price
Fort Collins, CO: The Old Army Press, 1974. [iv], 168pp. No dj (as issued?), spine faded, covers with light soiling, one pencil annotation, else very good hardcover. Military biographies of officers involved in the Sioux Campaign of 1876. Included with the officers are biographies of civilians involved in the campaign. An invaluable and impressive resource.

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Colonel Dodge's Journal.
Dodge, Col. Henry, Lt. Gaines P. Kingsbury
Washington: Government Printing Office (?) 1836. 24th Congress, 1st Session, House Doc. No. 181. 37pp, 2 folding maps. Minor browning text and maps, separation on one map fold repaired, else very good. (I'm listing this under the document title and commander. The bibliographies cite Lt. Gaines P. Kingsbury as author and the title Journal of the March of a detachment of Dragoons, under the command of Colonel Dodge, during the summer of 1835.) In 1835 Col. Henry Dodge led 120 mounted soldiers of the newly created First Dragoon Regiment onto the plains to awe the natives into submission. The column ascended the Platte to the front range, dropped south to the Arkansas, and returned via the Santa Fe Trail. The expedition was the most extensive military campaign yet undertaken in the West. Their mission was to impress the Indians, to make peace among the tribes and establish friendly relations between them and the United States, and to investigate conditions along the Mexican border, which was then the Arkansas River. The route of the expedition duplicated in part that of Stephen H. Long in 1820, but Dodge's party was much more successful in the achievement of its objectives, and it demonstrated the effectivenss of mounted forces on the western prairies. The two folding maps that accompany the document illustrate the policy implemented during the 1820's and '30's to peacefully relocate eastern Indians into the trans-Mississippi west. One is titled Map Showing the Lands assigned to Emigrant Indians West of Arkansas & Missouri. Its author is not named, but Wheat attributes it to Lt. Washington Hood and says it is "an important historical map." It shows more than 20 various sized allotments made to the tribes in what was thought to be worthless land in the future states of Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, and Oklahoma. Statistical tables to one side list population and land holding of groups both east and west of the Mississippi. The other map is unnamed and shows the route taken by Dodge's expedition northwest from Fort Leavenworth through the territory of the Kickapoos and Otoes, past the "Medicine Lodge of the Rees" and the "Snakes and Crows War Ground." There is an early cartographic mention of Pike's Peak, in the southwest is Santa Fe and the "Waggon Road to St. Louis." On this map is the legend, "Estimated distance 1645 miles, by Lieut. (Enoch) Steen, United States Dragoons." Wheat calls it a "very well executed map." The report and maps are disbound, one map has repaired fold separations. Laid in a clamshell box. Wheat 418, 421, W-C-B 63, Howes K161.

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Campaigns in the West.
Du Bois, Colonel John Van Deusen
Tucson: Arizona Pioneers Historical Society, 1949. 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.

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Fort McPherson, Nebraska.
Holmes, Louis A.
Lincoln, NE: Johnsen Publishing, 1963. One of of limited signed edition w/erata. Mr. Homes died on the eve of publication release so he couldn't sign copies as planned. His signature is cut from one of his papers and pasted on limitation page. Fine in turquoise boards w/ illustration on front. Dykes Remington 672, Nichols 433.

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Union Army Operations In the Southwest; Final Victory.
Horn & Wallace, eds.
Albuquerque: Horn & Wallace, Publishers, 1961. 152 pp, Near fine hardcover in slightly sun faded, else very good, dust jacket.

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Military Escorts on Santa Fe Trail.
Perrine, Fred S.
Santa Fe: The New Mexico Historical Review, 1927/8. Two volumes. 54pp; 265-300pp. Original printed paper wrappers. Edgewear to wraps, else very good. Both volumes are offprints from he New Mexico Historical Review consisting of the report of Major Bennet Riley, dated Nov. 22, 1829, describing his escort of a caravan along the Santa Fe Trail, reprinted in garbled form from the American State Papers, Military Affairs. The second part if the full report of Captain Clifton Wharton, also from the Santa Fe Trail dated July 21, 1834, with numerous supporting orders and letters. The second volume revises Major Riley's report with errata and omitted material along with RIley's full journal. Rittenhouse notes the reprint of the first portion, but states that the last installment was never reprinted, obviously incorrect Rittenhouse SFT 461.

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A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War.
Tyler, Sergeant Daniel
N/P: N/P, 1881. First edition. 346pp. Original boards. Extremities rubbed, front free end paper missing, some internal soiling, and dampstain to a few pages, withal very good. "History may be searched in vain for an equal march of infantry." In these few words, Lieutenant Colonel Philip St. George Cooke summarized the achievements of the Mormon Battalion, a volunteer force of some 500 men who had walked more than two thousand miles from Council Bluffs to San Diego during the winter of 1846-7 to participate in the Mexican War. The Battalion was a part of Stephen Watts Kearny's Army of the West that left Council Bluffs bound for California. At Santa Fe command of the Battalion was transferred to Cooke who led the poorly equipped volunteers south along the Rio Grande del Norte, then west across the Sonora desert to Tucson. They were on the road to Los Angeles when they received change of orders and ultimately marched into San Diego on January 31, 1847. Daniel Tyler, third sergeant of Company C, had full access to the journals and archives of the LDS Church when he wrote his history of that adventure. It has become (along with Cooke's own account of the conquest of California and New Mexico) the standard source for the Mormon Battalion. Hafferkorn P53, Howes T447, Tutorow 3345.

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The Reno Court of Inquiry; The Chicago Times Account Vol. I. and Men With Custer; Biographies of the 7th Calvary, 25 June, 187
Utley, Robert M. & Kenneth Hammer
Fort Collins, CO: The Old Army Press, 1972. Two volumes. Limited edition, #135 of 250 copies, both volumes numbered #135. Large quartos in a slipcase. Frontispiece, [v]. iii. 476pp; frontispiece, xxxviii, 262pp, illus. Slipcase rubbed, cloth covered boards lightly soiled, spines faded, the receipt from the original purchase tipped onto the back pastedown of the first volume. One name underlined in Men With Custer, else internally clean and very good. Following the Custer massacre Major Marcus A. Reno was attacked by some for his failure to ride through thousands of armed and angry Indians and rejoin his commander. A court of inquiry was convened that determined that no judicial action was warranted. It was hardly a ringing endorsement of Reno's actions, and didn't answer the questions probed by the court, but the four weeks of testimony did bless posterity with a mountain of source material to illuminate and/or obfuscate the events that took place on the Little Bighorn. While the Army did not release the official record of the hearings, the Chicago Times presented its readers with an unofficial transcript that was fully as accurate as the one prepared by the court reporter. It is published here for the first time in book form in the first volume of this set. The second volume is a reference concerning the civilians, enlisted men, officers, Indian scouts and quartermaster employees who were in the Sioux campaign, or were members of the 7th Calvary in June, 1876, or were in the Little Bighorn fight,. It is a rather remarkable gathering of almost 800 biographies ranging in length from a few lines to a full page. Tal Luther has declared this a Custer High Spot (number 195) saying that it is, "...one of the most valuable books yet to appear," and that it "...shall probably remain the definitive work on this topic in years to come."

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On the Western Frontier with the United States Cavalry…Fifty Years Ago.
Werner, Herman
NP: N/P, 1934. Softcover, soiled and faded stiff covers, writing on front cover and copyright page, else good. Graff 4592, Howes W 259.

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The Frontier Trail or From Cowboy to Colonel; An Authentic Narrative of Forty-three Years in the Old West as Cattleman, Indian F
Wheeler, Homer W.
Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1923. First edition. 334pp, illus. Original printed boards. Some extremity wear and spotting, expertly recased with new end papers, else very good. Subtitled: "An authentic narrative of forty-three years in the old west as cattleman, Indian fighter and Army officer." Mostly deals with experiences on the prairie fighting Indians, but Wheeler did some ranching and crossed paths with frontier notables. Howes W322, Herd 2500, 6-Guns 2376 ("Scarce").

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