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Pingenot Auction, Lot 161

161. [KRAUS, Sargent Major & R. P. Wainright (compilers). A History and Photographic Record of the First Cavalry. Animo et Fide. Colonel J. E. Gaujot Commanding. San Antonio: San Antonio Printing Company], 1919. [75] pp., photographic illustrations. Large 4to, original stiff grey pictorial wrppers printed in gold and black, tied with a yellow cord. Cover illustration depicts mounted cavalryman in a desert scene. Pictorial tile page also with a desert scene. A very fine copy with just a few very minor stains on wrap.
         Twenty pages present a detailed historical record of the First U.S. Cavalry from its creation in 1833 to 1919. Portraits of the current officers and men of each troop and detachment fill the latter part of the book.