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166. LARSON, James. Sergeant Larson, 4th
Cav. San Antonio: Southern Literary Institute, 1935.
 326 pp., frontispiece portrait (photographic), text
illustrations after the authors sketches. 8vo,
original blue gilt-decorated cloth. Very fine. Presentation
copy, inscribed and signed by Mrs. Blum, editor and
Larsons daughter. Laid in is printed leaf with a
brief biography of Larson.
First edition. Coulter 284. Dornbusch II:1618. Pingenot: Edited and with an introduction by Annie Larson Blum, Sergeant Larsons daughter. First and only edition of this obscurely published and rare memoir of service with the 4th Cavalry. James Larson (1841-1921) was born in Wisconsin and enlisted in the U.S. Army in St. Louis where for more than a year he saw frontier service with officers like John Sedgwick and J.E.B. Stuart fighting Indians, mostly in the vicinity of Fort Riley. During the Civil War he saw much fighting in the campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. At the end of the war, he accompanied his unit by boat from New Orleans to Matagorda Bay and marched from there to San Antonio.