Five Years a Cavalryman; Or, Sketches of Regular Army Life on the Texas Frontier, Twenty Odd Years Ago.

Jacksboro, TX: J.N. Rogers & Co., printers, 1889. 12mo. 319 pp. Printed on pink paper. Original gilt-stamped mustard cloth (rubbed). Very good copy. Item #50763

First edition. Contemporary local owner's inscription on front pastedown "W.P. Stewart, Jack County, Texas, 1890"; Stewart, a prominent county rancher, donated land, along with Oliver Loving, for the founding of Jermyn, Texas, at the turn of the 20th century. The author served as a private in the 6th U.S. Cavalry. Howes M-59. Graff 2579. Rader 2280. Adams Six-Guns 1393. Adams Herd 1380. Raines, p. 142. Jenkins Basic Texas Books 131: "The most lively and authentic account of cavalry life in West Texas after the Civil War."

Price: $450.00

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