Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 425

Price Realized: $ 12,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
ONE OF ONLY TWO KNOWN COPIES (MILITARY--BUFFALO SOLDIERS.) MEDLEY & JENSEN, compilers and publishers. Illustrated Review Ninth Cavalry, U.S.A. Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming 1910. Large, fold-out panoramic plate at the end, plus illustrations throughout. Large oblong 4to, original green cloth-covered boards with oblong printed label on the upper cover; re-cased with new red-leatherette spine, replacing the original; new end-papers; some general wear to the text, with a few pages roughly turned causing some short closed tears (one large tear at leaf 9-10), but overall in good condition. Denver, Colorado: Engraved and printed by the Williamson-Haffner Company, 1910

Additional Details

an exceedingly rare history of the famed 9th cavalry of "buffalo soldiers" of which only one other copy is known Provides a chronological history of the 9th and all of it's encounters from its formation in 1866 through 1910. Copiously illustrated with group photos of officers and enlisted men, with a full listing of every man and his place of residence. The establishment of the 9th Cavalry at Fort D.A. Russell began with a violent insurrection of white soldiers that was quickly put down. This history gives its details and states that it was the first and last such incident. The remainder of the history provides richly detailed encounters with the Comanche, Apache, Kickapoo and other tribes as well as with the Mexicans. The period from 1890 through 1898 is particularly rich in terms of the number of encounters with the local tribes, including the so-called "ghost dance" and "Messiah" movements and the killing that took place as a result. A rare and detailed regimental history.