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Pingenot Auction, Lot 366

366. [CIVIL WAR]. Lot of 17 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

BOWDEN, J. J. The Exodus of Federal Forces from Texas 1861. Austin: Eakin Press, 1986. 22 illustrations, 1 map. Cloth. Mint in d.j.
         First edition.

CRESAP, Bernard. Appomattox Commander: The Story of General E. O. C. Ord. New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, [1981]. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations, maps. Cloth. Very fine to mint in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: More than just a Civil War biography, Ord had a fascinating military career spanning the 45 years from his entry into West Point in 1855 to his retirement in 1880. He served in California during the Mexican War and fought Indians in Florida, Oregon, and Washington territories. As commander in Texas in the late 1870s, Ord skillfully confronted lawlessness and Indian marauders to bring stability to the Rio Grande frontier.

DAVIS, Edwin Adams. Fallen Guidon: The Forgotten Saga of General Jo Shelby’s...Brigade that Never Surrendered, and Its Expedition to Mexico. Santa Fe: Stagecoach Press, 1962. Frontispiece portrait, illustrations. Original cloth. Very good to near fine in d.j. with slight sun-fading to spine.
         Limited edition (1,000 copies). Pingenot: In the last days of the Civil War, this brigade, rather than surrender, rode southwest across Texas to the Mexican border at Eagle Pass. Electing to march to Mexico to enlist under Maximilian, the brigade paused to bury their battle flag, the last to fly over Confederate troops, in the Rio Grande. Long out-of-print and scarce.

EDWARDS, Jennie (editor). John N. Edwards: Biography, Memoirs, Reminiscences and Recollections...Also a Reprint of Shelby’s Expedition to Mexico. Kansas City, Mo.: [Privately published], 1889. Frontispiece portrait. Original gilt-lettered cloth. Good.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 663: "Rare."

EDWARDS, John N. Shelby’s Expedition to Mexico, An Unwritten Leaf of the War. Kansas City, Mo.: K. C. Times Job Printing, 1872. Later cloth with leather label. Preliminary leaf stained, else very good.
         First edition. Printed in double columns. Graff 1214. Howes E55. Pingenot: The rare dramatic account of a band of valiant Missouri and Texas dreamers who tried to escape defeat by running away to Mexico after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Shelby’s command was at Marshall, Texas, when news reached them that the war had ended. Unwilling to surrender, the unit voted to keep their organization, arms, and discipline, and marched to Mexico to join another lost cause, that of Maximilian. Joined en route by Texas governor Pendleton Murrah and General E. Kirby Smith, the brigade paused at Eagle Pass to bury its battle flag in the Rio Grande. The account, written by Shelby’s adjutant, was later reprinted as an appendix to Edward’s better known Shelby and His Men. The first edition, however, is exceedingly rare.

FINCH, L. Boyd. Confederate Pathway to the Pacific: Major Sherod Hunter and Arizona Territory, C.S.A. Tucson: Arizona Historical Society, 1996. Illustrations, endpaper maps. Cloth. Mint in d.j.
         First edition.

FRAZIER, Donald S. Blood and Treasure. Confederate Empire in the Southwest. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1995. Illustrations, maps. Cloth. Mint in pictorial d.j., shrink-wrapped.
         First edition. Pingenot: A fine award-winning book on the Confederate attempt to take Arizona and New Mexico.

HEARTSILL, W. W. Fourteen Hundred and 91 Days in the Confederate Army...of the W. P. Lane Rangers, from April 19, 1861 to May 20, 1865. Jackson: McCowar-Mercer Press, 1954. Photographs. Cloth. Very fine in slightly spotted d.j. Facsimile reprint of the first edition, limited edition (1,000 copies). Basic Texas Books 89A: "Best edition...historically important...one of the most vivid and intimate accounts of Civil War battle-life that has survived." Coulter 224. Howes H380. Harwell, In Tall Cotton 86. Pingenot: This McCowar-Mercer Press edition is now quite scarce; not to be confused with a crude and cheaply produced N.p.n.d. edition which is frequently offered.

HITCHCOCK, Ethan Allen. Fifty Years in Camp and Field: Diary of Major-General Ethan Allen Hitchcock. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1909. Frontispiece portrait. Large 8vo, original green cloth, t.e.g.
         First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 183. Graff 1908: "[He] was an amazing man—educated, able, honest, industrious, conscientious, and patriotic in the highest degree. His estimates of the public men of his era, most of whom he knew well, are enlightening and interesting." Howes H539. Tutorow 3587: "His diary throws some interesting light on the campaign [from Vera Cruz to Mexico], and gives some facts not found in other histories." Pingenot: Hitchcock was engaged in the Florida wars and in removing the Seminoles; he served with both Taylor and Scott in the Mexican War; and he was in the Civil War.

O’FLAHERTY, Daniel. General Jo Shelby, Undefeated Rebel. Chapel Hill: University of N. Carolina Press, 1954. Frontispiece portrait, map. Original cloth. Very good in pictorial d.j. Original owner’s name and address in ink on the front free endpaper.
         First edition. Adams, Guns 1639. Pingenot: Biography of Shelby who, rather than surrender, took his brigade to Mexico to join Maximilian. He buried his battle flag in the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass while crossing into Mexico. Also contains a long chapter on the trail of Frank James.

RENEHAN, Edward J. Jr. The Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown. How a Circle of Northern Aristocrats Helped Light the Fuse of the Civil War. New York: Crown, 1995. Photographic illustrations. Cloth. Mint in mint d.j. Personal letter from author laid in.
         First edition.

ROLLE, Andrew F. The Lost Cause: The Confederate Exodus to Mexico. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966. Illustrations. Cloth. Near mint in d.j.
         Second printing. Pingenot: The story of various Confederate generals and others who fled to Mexico at the conclusion of the Civil War.

SANFORD, George B. Fighting Rebels and Redskins: Experiences in Army Life of Colonel George B. Sanford, 1861-1892. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1969]. Color frontispiece, illustrations, maps. Cloth. Fine in fine d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: The author, a professional soldier, served four years as a Union cavalry officer in the Civil War, and then for twenty-five years on the western frontier, where he became one of the famed Indian fighters of his generation. Sanford saw action in the apache Wars in Arizona, the Nez Percés War, the Bannock War, and the Sioux uprising in 1890-91.

SPRAGUE, J. T. The Treachery in Texas, the Secession of Texas, and the Arrest of the U.S. Officers and Soldiers Serving in Texas.... New York: Printed for the Society, Press of the Rebellion Record, 1862. Original printed wrappers. Fine.
         First edition. Eberstadt 162:752: "An important collection of documents relating to seizure of Union forces by Confederates in Feb., 1861, by one of its victims." Nevins, Civil War Books II:240. Parrish, Civil War Texana 103. Raines, p. 194. Pingenot: An important account including numerous documents from Sam Maverick, Ben McCulloch, and General David Twiggs, relating to the controversial Confederate takeover of Federal facilities in Texas prior to the beginning of the Civil War. Major John T. Sprague, son-in-law of the late Gen. Wm. Jenkins Worth, served in Texas in the 1850’s. His paper, read before the New York Historical Society on June 25, 1861, is a revealing source on the subject.

THOMPSON, Jerry Don. Vaqueros in Blue and Gray. Austin: Presidial Press, 1976. Illustrations, endpaper maps. Pictorial boards. Very fine in d.j.
         First edition. Pingenot: A very scarce book which thoroughly documents the contribution of Mexican-Americans to the Civil War.

TYLER, Ron C. Santiago Vidaurri and the Southern Confederacy. Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1973. Cloth. Fine in d.j. Inscribed.

WILLIAMS, R. H., and John W. Sansom. The Massacre on the Nueces River: The Story of a Civil War Tragedy, as Related by...Both of Whom Participated in the Battle. Grand Prairie: Frontier Times, [1954]. Original printed wrappers. Some edge wear and creasing, else very good.
         Reprint edition, limited edition. Dornbusch III-3329. Pingenot: The first reprint edition that combines the two eyewitness accounts of the massacre on the Nueces River of German Unionists by Texas Confederate state troops under the command of the infamous Captain James Duff. Williams, whose account was taken from his With the Border Ruffians (London, 1907), was with the Confederates although he didn’t participate in the killing of the wounded German youths. Sansom, a Unionist but not German, was traveling to Mexico with the German colonist group, most of whom were defenseless against Duff’s remorseless brutality. This pamphlet is now uncommonly scarce.

(20 vols.)
($450-900)