Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co, 1868. First edition. Hardcover. "A fascinating account of Army service on the frontiers of Florida in the 1820s, the Black Hawk War, Tennessee in the 1830s, Arkansas, the Mexican War, and after that Santa Fe. In 1853 he resigned his commission as Lieutenant Colonel due to ill health. During the Civil War he returned to military service in the Volunteers as Major General of Pennsylvania Volunteers. He wrote charmingly of his horses, dogs, hunting, and the military life. The work is a classic of its period"- Graff.
Inscribed "President Woolsey with the respectful regards of Mrs. G. W. Biddle. April 1868." on the ffep. Theodore Dwight Woolsey, (1801-1889) was American educator and scholar and president of Yale (1846–71), whose many innovations later became common in institutions of higher learning. "Mrs. G.W. Biddle" appears to be Maria Coxe McMurtrie Biddle, wife of George Washington Biddle Sr. and their eldest son George Washington Jr. (1843-1886) studied at Yale, graduating in 1863. (Wikipedia).
8vo, (x) 11-539pp. Publishers brown pebbled cloth, gilt title on spine. Very bright, spine tips rubbed. Howes M-30, "aa."; Clark III:68; Graff 2574; Rader 2273; Wagner-Camp 201 note. A very nice copy. Item #25954