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Pingenot Auction, Lot 256

256. [PUNITIVE EXPEDITION]. STINESS, Henry R. W. (editor). Battery A on the Mexican Border 1916. Providence, R.I.: [Edward S. Jones Sons Co., 1917]. [144] pp., photographic illustrations. Folio, original padded khaki, title in red & battery emblem on cover. Considerable soiling and spotting; internally fine.
         First edition. Pingenot: Mustered into Federal service June 24, 1916 on order of President Wilson and mustered out on November 2, 1916, this work memorializes Battery A of the Rhode Island National Guard. Profusely photo-illustrated, most of the book details their activities at Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas. Captain Everett Chaffee was battery commander. Rare.