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    Extremely Rare Original Edition of Myers' Service in the Dakota Territory

    Frank Myers. Soldiering in Dakota Among the Indians in 1863-4-5. Huron [Dakota Territory]: Huronite Printing House, 1888. First edition. Octavo. [1]-60 pages. Publisher's original printed wrappers. Vermin damage to lower edges of entire work, not affecting text; portion of rear wrapper professionally restored; contents uniformly toned, else a very good copy of this fragile and seldom encountered work, sold in a handsome custom quarter-leather slipcase and chemise.

    Frank Myers was born in Erin, NY on June 17, 1833. On October 15, 1862 Myers enlisted in Company E, 6th Iowa Cavalry for three years. Instead of being sent south as expected, Myers was ordered to report for service in the Dakota Territory. Myers' booklet is the story of his experiences during the Indian warfare that took place after the Sioux Uprising in Minnesota in 1862. Myers was also with Sully's expedition through the Bad Lands of Dakota to the Yellowstone and contains his accounts of Indian fights and the rescue of Fanny Kelly. Myers' account was reprinted in 1936 and this first edition has rarely made it to market in the last few decades.

    References: Graff 2942, Howes M929 "B".


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