[BIOGRAPHY]. CHURCHILL, Franklin Hunter. Sketch of Bvt. Brigadier General Sylvester Churchill, Inspector General U.S. Army, with Appendices. New York: W. McDonald & Co, 1888. [i-iii] iv-vi,  2-201 pp., errata slip tipped to title page. 8vo (23.2 x 15.5 cm), original printed tan cloth over flexible boards. Very lightly rubbed, otherwise very fine. With signature of Paul N. Spofford on upper cover and title page. A fine copy of a rare book that was never published. No copies at auction in over thirty years and only a few copies on OCLC.
First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 199. Graff 722. Howes C407. Tutorow 3761.
A fairly straightforward, copiously annotated genealogy and biography of the writer’s father (1783-1862), who served in the Mexican-American War as an Army inspector, recruiter, and as part of Wool’s and Worth’s commands. He fought in the Battle of Buena Vista (pp. 49-56).