[BIOGRAPHY]. MCCALL, George Archibald. Letters from the Frontiers, Written during a Period of Thirty Years’ Service in the Army of the United States. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1868. [i-ii] iii-x, 11-539 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (21 x 14.5 cm), original dark green pebble cloth, spine gilt lettered. Covers waterstained at lower outer corners and spotted. Front pastedown, flyleaf, and first few pages waterstained, front flyleaf missing lower corner. With waterstained modern book plate on front pastedown. Interior is overall very good.
First edition. Connor & Faulk 113. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 235. Graff 2574. Howes M30. Larned 2057. Sabin 42970. Tutorow 4039.
His Mexican-American War experiences cover pp. 429-485, in which are described all the actions in Texas, Matamoros, and Veracruz. During the war he was detached to Santa Fe.
McCall (1802-1868) was a West Point graduate who served in many capacities and in several theaters. He was captured during the Civil War, exchanged, and then resigned due to poor health.