[CALIFORNIA]. CLARK, Francis D. The First Regiment of New York. Volunteers Commanded by Colonel Jonathan D. Stevenson in the Mexican War. Names of the Members of the Regiment during its Term of Service in Upper and Lower California, 1847-1848, with a Record of All Known Survivors on the 15th Day of April, 1882, and Those Known to Have Deceased, with Other Matters of Interest Pertaining to the Organization and Service of the Regiment. New York: George S. Evans Co., 1882. [1-7] 8-94 pp., frontispiece and plate (counted in pagination). 8vo (23.5 x 15.2 cm), original black cloth gilt lettered and ruled on upper cover, a.e.g. Spine and corners slightly bumped; interior fine. With S.T. Steele’s September 10, 1882, pencil signature on front flyleaf and with his pencil notes indicating his relationship with certain people mentioned in the book (e.g., cousin).
First edition. Barrett 520. Cowan II, p. 126. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 173. Graff 733. Howes C342. Tutorow 3523.
In addition to information on the unit’s war service, Clark also includes details about the Gold Rush. The volume was published by raising funds from the regiment’s members.