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Pingenot Auction, Lot 79

79. COOTES, Harry N. & Ralph C. Diebert (editors). A History of the Third United States Cavalry.... Harrisburg: [Telegraph Press, 1933]. [ix] [1] 143 [1] pp., colored plate of regimental coat of arms, numerous photographic portraits and illustrations. 8vo, original gilt-decorated green cloth. Occasional mild foxing, otherwise fine.
        First edition. Controvich 2807. Tutorow 3060. Not in Garrett, The Mexican-American War. In addition to the chapter on the Mexican-American War, there is a chapter that includes the Big Horn Expedition in 1876. The list of engagements includes many in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Pingenot: Historical narrative of the combat roles of the Third U.S. Cavalry Regiment of Mounted Riflemen (later changed to the 3rd Cavalry), from its activation in 1846 to service in France in 1917-1918. During this extensive period the regiment fought at Vera Cruz (1847), Sherman’s Georgian campaign (1864), Indian Wars in New Mexico and the Dakotas against Comanches and Cheyennes (1876), Cuba (1898) and France (1917-18). Part II of the volume provides short biographies of the honored officers and men of the regiment.