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CARTER, W. H.

From Yorktown to Santiago with the Sixth U. S. Cavalry.

The Lord Baltimore Press, The Friedenwald Company, Baltimore , 1900 Stock Code: 117512
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First edition, first printing. William H. Carter (1851-1925) served as a mounted messenger for the Union in the Civil War, also serving in the Spanish-American war, the Indian wars and World War One. This is the first of Carter's six historical military works and provides a detailed account of the history and movements of the Sixth U. S. Cavalry, with whom he served from 1874 until 1915. It includes their movements during the Civil War; including their involvement at the battle of Antietam (17 September 1862) and the battle of Fairfield (3 July 1863) during the Gettysburg campaign. A richly illustrated work with four reproductions of works by Frederic Remington.

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Description

Octavo. Original yellow linen cloth, gilt lettered spine, front cover lettered in black and with pictorial stamp of a cavalry bugler, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Half-tone frontispiece, 12 plates, pictorial initials, head- and tailpieces.

Condition

A couple of lines underlined on p. 94. Spine lightly faded, minor wear to extremities, some spotting to spine and back cover otherwise a very good, bright copy.

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