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Pingenot Auction, Lot 62

62. CARTER, Robert G. The Old Sergeant’s Story. Winning the West from the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876. New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926. 220 pp., frontispiece portrait, 7 plates. 8vo, original red cloth. Fine copy. Laid in is an Annual Occupation Tax Receipt made out to Charlton and dated at Brackett in Kinney County April 30, 1894.
        First edition. Adams, Guns 383. Howes C194. Rader 610. Pingenot: The story of John B. Charlton, Sergeant, "F" Troop, 4th Cavalry, this work contains much on the campaigns in West Texas, and contains much on Indian fighting and outlaws. In 1920, Charlton, then a retired stock raiser living in Uvalde, Texas wrote Captain Carter, his former commander, beginning a correspondence and friendship that lasted until the sergeant’s death.