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Pingenot Auction, Lot 273

"MUCH OF INTEREST FOR TEXAS AND THE WEST AND THE INDIAN WARS"—PINGENOT

273. RODENBOUGH, Theo[philus] F[rancis] & William L. Hasken. The Army of the United States: Historical Sketches of Staff and Line with Portraits of Generals-in-Chief. New York: Maynard, Merrill & Co., 1896. xi [2], 741 pp., 17 stipple engraved portraits (George Washington, James Wilkinson, Winfield Scott, Henry W. Halleck, Ulysses Simpson Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip Henry Sheridan, Nelson Appleton Miles, et al.). Royal 8vo, original plum cloth (neatly rebacked, original spine retained). Binding slightly abraded and corners of upper cover bumped. One plate with staining at top blank margin.
         First edition. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, pp. 126-27 (citing only the 1966 reprint). This work contains much of interest for Texas and the West and the Indian Wars. Pingenot: This is a work difficult to find in collector’s condition. Much rarer than Rodenbough’s "From Everglade to Canyon." A detailed history of the artillery, 10th Cavalry and 25th Infantry to 1896, as well as the 2nd Cavalry which became the 5th Cavalry, etc. For some units, like the 8th and 9th cavalry this is the best and most detailed account extant. It is both useful and rare. Not in Howes, Graff, Rader, or any other major bibliography.
($
1,000-2,000)