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126. GRAVES, H. A. Andrew Jackson Potter, The
Fighting Parson of the Texan Frontier. Six Years of Indian
Warfare in New Mexico and Arizona. Nashville: Southern
Methodist Pub. House, 1881. 471 pp., frontispiece portrait.
Small 8vo, original green cloth, gilt decorated spine. Near
First edition. Dobie, p. 66. Graff 1618 (citing the 1883 reprint). Howes C321. Raines, p. 97 (also citing the 1883 edition): "Potter was an Indian fighter, race rider, common soldier in the U.S. army, chaplain in C.S. army, and circuit rider on the Texas frontier at a time when it required courage and judgment." Rader 1649. Pingenot: Potter (1830-95) came to San Antonio as early as 1852, drove a herd to Kansas in 1861, organized frontier churches, and helped lay out the Potter and Blocker Trail (Handbook of Texas, II, 400-401). During the Civil War, Potter was the chaplain in Debrays regiment. The first edition is very rare.