TEN YEARS IN THE RANKS U. S. ARMY

New York: Stirling Press, 1914. 8vo. 356 pp. Original gray cloth. Title and author stamped in gilt on spine, with title stamped in gilt on front board with white maltese cross beneath symbol. Front hinge cracked. A fine presentation copy to James B. Fiske of a scarce book. Meyers describes his journey to Fort Lookout. Having joined the army enlisting in the 2nd Infantry at 12 years and eight months. At fourteen he arrived on the Dakota frontier and gives a graphic account of the frontier service among the Sioux having a detailed eye and an interest in their language.During the Civil War he served in the Fifth Corps in which he describes events with a like eye for detail. Dornbusch II 1634 Graff 2778 Howes M 574. Item #60540

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