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Pingenot Auction, Lot 45

45. BRACKETT, A. G. History of the United States Cavalry, from the Formation of the Federal Government to the 1st of June, 1863. To Which is Added a List of all of the Cavalry Regiments, with the Names of Their since the Breaking out of the Rebellion. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1865. xii [13]-337 [1] [2, ads] pp., frontispiece, engraved plates (one Texas plate, Resaca de Palma), maps. 12mo, original brown cloth, gilt sabers on upper cover, bevelled edges. Some outer wear and staining.
        First edition. Flake 787. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 110. Graff 381. Howes B692. Plains & Rockies IV:411: "Accounts of Doniphan, Cooke, and Frémont." Rittenhouse 78. Includes much of Texas interest: Mexican-American battles fought on Texas soil, Albert Sidney Johnston and Robert E. Lee in Texas, camel experiment, Van Dorn and the 1858 Wichita Expedition, Cortina raids, Twiggs and Texas Secession, author’s participation in fights with Apaches and Comanches, etc.