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    Two Accounts of Army Life in Texas including: Robert G. Carter. On the Border with Mackenzie; Or, Winning West Texas from the Comanches. Washington D. C.: Eynon Printing Company, Inc., 1935. First edition. 8vo, 542 pages. Three black-and-white photographic plates. Original red cloth with gilt titles and blind ruled borders. Separation at spine; corners lightly rubbed. Previous owner's stamped signature on the front free endpaper. Text tight and clean. A scarce volume in near fine condition. "One of the best sources on the Federal cavalry campaigns against the Indians in the 1870s" (Basic Texas Books). Michael Tate describes Carter's account in The Indians of Texas: An Annotated Research Bibliography: "Perhaps the best first-hand description of Texas military life and campaigns against Comanches and Kiowas during the turbulent 1870s. As a captain in Ranald Mackenzie's Fourth Cavalry, Carter participated in some of the most important events, and he describes these in great detail." [and:] Robert G. Carter. The Old Sergeant's Story. Winning the West From the Indians and Bad Men in 1870 to 1876. New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1926. First edition. 8vo, 220 pages. Photographic portrait of John B. Charlton used as the frontispiece and seven additional plates. Publisher's original red cloth over boards with titles stamped in black on the front board and spine. Some minor shelf wear; bumped corners. Carter's story of his former comrade, John B. Charlton, the "old sergeant", was written from the many letters between the two men until Charlton's death in 1922.
    Robert G. Carter was a Medal of Honor recipient and participated in many campaigns against Comanche and Kiowa Indians while serving in the 4th Cavalry.

    References: Basic Texas Books 25. Howes C195. Rader 611. Adams Six-Guns 383; Howes C194.


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