The Great West and Pacific Coast...

NY: Sheldon & Company, 1877. Later edition, with the addition of an index. 515pp, illus, folding map. Original printed boards. Extremities worn, internally clean and very good. In 1866 Rusling, a brevet Brigadier-General, was commanded to conduct a rigorous inspection of Army posts in California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington and Arizona Territory. In carrying this out he logged some 15,000 miles managing to include Utah, Colorado and New Mexico in his travels as well. This is his popular account, very different from the dilettante travelers through the west. Rusling devotes two chapters to the Mormons. In New Mexico he met Kit Carson (Whom he considers the best friend the Indians ever had) and William Tecumseh Sherman who through that the country should sell the Territory back to Mexico and lend them the money to do it. Flake 7453, Paher 1078, Herd 1964. Item #23229

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