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Pingenot Auction, Lot 155

155. KEIM, De Benneville Randolph. Sheridan’s Troopers on the Borders.... Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1870. 308 pp., illustrations. 12mo, original green cloth, bevelled edges, gilt pictorial title spine. Fine.
        First edition. Field 813: "The author narrates...the incidents of a campaign against the Indians of the Plains, in which the usual military role of fighting the Indians when they were best prepared, was not adhered to. General Sheridan assailed them in the depth of winter, when the [Indian’s] resources were unavailable. A winter’s campaign...with the savage enemy, and at last a great battle with the desparing tribes...with details of some bloody massacres." Graff 2283. Howes K31.
($75-150)