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Pingenot Auction, Lot 283

BY "ONE WHO HAS SEEN THE ELEPHANT"

283. SHAW, Frederick B. One Hundred and Forty Years of Service in Peace and War: History of the Second Infantry, United States Army. Detroit: Strathmore Press, 1930. [4] iv [4] 446 [1] pp., photographic frontispiece of Fort Washington, foldout maps, text illustrations. 12mo, original light blue cloth, printed paper spine label. Binding slightly soiled and worn, internally very fine.
         First edition. Not in Garrett, Graff, or Howes. Tutorow 3323. Chapter IX covers the Mexican-American War, including the Texas battles and California. Other campaigns discussed relate to the American Revolution, Northwest Territory, Fort Detroit, occupation of New Orleans (1803), Battle of Tippecanoe (1811), War of 1812, Black Hawk War, Seminole War, Civil War, Indian Campaigns (1877-1879), Sioux Campaign (1890-1891), Spanish-American War, occupation of Cuba (1903), Philippine Insurrection (1899), etc.
($200-500)