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Pingenot Auction, Lot 397

397. [MILITARY HISTORY: REGIMENTAL HISTORIES]. Lot of 7 titles (mostly 8vo, original bindings, very fine to good), including:

[MEWETT, Alfred]. A Brief History of Troop A, 107th Regiment of Cavalry, Ohio National Guard, The Black Horse Troop.... Cleveland: N.p., 1923. Frontispiece portrait, photographs, watermarked paper, text drawings. Slight edge wear, else fine. Original embossed fabricoid binding with deckle edge.
         First edition, limited edition (#187 of 500 copies). Pingenot: Written by Alfred Mewett, Troop Historian, and published for the active members and the veterans’ association. Drawn from minutes of Troop meetings, fifty years of newspaper files and Troop correspondence, plus memories of veterans, this work traces the history of the Black Horse Troop from its founding in 1877 to its service in Texas on the Mexican border in 1916.

EAGEN, William. The Man on the Red Horse. Portland: Metropolitan Printing Company, [1975]. Photographic illustrations, maps, large foldout photo at rear, index. Original gilt-decorated red leatherette. Fine.
         First edition. Foreword commentary by General William Hood Simpson on the 113th Cavalry Group. Pingenot: Fine regimental history of the 113th Cavalry, the "Red Horse Cavalry," which originated as an Iowa National Guard unit. Although the early history is told, the principal focus of this work is the participation of the 113th as part of the 9th Army in the E.T.O. during World War II.

HOWARD, James, L. [editor]. The Origin and Fortunes of Troop B 1788...Cavalry Connecticut National Guard 1917. Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co, 1921. Frontispiece, illustrations, maps. Original gilt decorated cloth. Very fine, bright copy in pictorial d.j.
         First edition.

MULLER, William G. The Twenty Fourth Infantry Past and Present. Fort Collins: Old Army Press, [1972]. Illustrations. Cloth, gilt. Near mint.
         Pingenot: After the Civil War many regiments were consolidated and reorganized. The Twenty-fourth Infantry was formed in the so-called "new army" with General Ranald S. Mackenzie its first regimental commander. The area of operations would be from Forts Davis, Stockton, Concho, and McKavitt, all in Texas along the southern edge of the Great Staked Plains. Muller provides a brief history of the regiment from its beginnings to about 1922. The unit moved from Texas to Indian Territory in late 1880.

SMITH, Judson M. The Story of a Regiment: The Twenty-First United States Infantry. Honolulu: Advertiser Publishing Company, 1940. Illustrations, maps. 4to. Corners bumped and some edge wear, else fine.
         First edition. Dornbusch 1904. Pingenot: Covers the history of the regiment from its founding in 1861, through the Civil War, the Indian campaigns in West and Southwest, the Spanish-American War in the Philippines, to pre-Pearl Harbor duty on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands.

Squadron A, A History of Its First Fifty Years 1889-1939. New York: Association of Ex-Members of Squadron A, 1939. Photographic plates, illustrations. Cloth. D.j.
         Mexican border service 1916 at McAllen.

U.S. ARMY. 12TH INFANTRY REGIMENT. Twelfth U.S. Infantry 1798-1919: Its Story–By its Men. New York: Knickerbocker Press, [1919]. Frontispiece portrait, photographic illustrations. Original dark blue cloth with gilt title on cover and spine.
         First edition. Controvich #3819. Pingenot: Includes a brief history of the twelfth Infantry beginning with its organization in 1798. Because World War I ended just before they were due to sail for France, this book concentrates on the training preparations made to ready the regiment for service at the front, with numerous details of life at Camp Frémont, California. Mention is also made of the 5,000 troops from the 8th Division who served the Expeditionary Force in Siberia.

(7 vols.)