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    Capt. 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. xviii, [1]-418, [2], [419]-542pp. Three black-and-white photographic plates. Original red cloth with gilt titles and blind-ruled borders. Clear plastic dust jacket. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. Minor edge wear. Top front corner bumped; all corners lightly rubbed. Previous owner's ink signature on the front pastedown. 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."

    References: Basic Texas Books 25. Howes C195. Rader 611.


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