MEMOIR OF MAJOR SAMUEL RINGGOLD, UNITED STATES ARMY, Read before the Maryland Historical Society, April 1, 1847.

Baltimore, (MD): Printed and published by John Murphy, 1847. First edition. 8vo. 16 pp. Title-page printed in red and black. Ringgold (1796-1846) graduated from West Point in 1818 and served in various assignments, including as an infantry officer in the Seminole War (1836-1838), before accepted a command in the artillery; over a few years he was responsible for major improvements in artillery tactics, installing “flying artillery” movements (i.e., fast, mobile and quick deployments during engagements) that were credited for General Taylor’s victory over the Mexicans at the Battle of Palo Alto in May, 1846, during which Ringgold was mortally wounded. Disbound pamphlet (removed from a bound volume, with some residue along the spine). Some foxing, lacking the outer wrappers. Very good. Item #68621

Price: $125.00

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