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Pingenot Auction, Lot 114


114. FREMANTLE, Lieut. Col. [Arthur J.]. Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863. New York: John Bradburn, 1864. 309 pp., engraved frontispiece of Jefferson Davis. 12mo, original brown blind-stamped cloth, spine with gilt lettering and ruling. Slightly shelf slanted and intermittent mild foxing, generally fine. Contemporary ink ownership inscription.
        First American edition of preceding. "By the end of 1861, 25,000 Texans were in the Confederate army. Two-thirds of these were in the cavalry, the branch of service preferred by Texans. Lt. Col. Arthur Fremantle of the British Coldstream Guards, who visited Texas during the war, observed this fondness for cavalry service: ‘It was found very difficult to raise infantry in Texas,’ he said, ‘as no Texan walks a yard if he can help it’" (Handbook of Texas Online: Civil War).