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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]. Inscribed by the author on a note pasted to the half title page. First edition. 8vo, xviii, 542 pages. Illustrated with three black and white plates. Red cloth binding with title and author's name in gilt lettering on front board and spine. Some rubbing on binding; adhesive ghosting on front pastedown and shallow nibbling on bottom edge, however, the copy is in 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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