Edited, with an Introduction, by Eugene Cunningham. First edition. 8vo. Inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Thomas Cruse, Brig. Gen, U. S. A. Retired, Fort Brady, Mich., Dec. 1941." Original green decorated cloth, 328 pp., frontispiece [portrait], illustrated with photographs, author's preface, introduction, bibliographical. A fascinating page of Western military history long buried in the sheaves of Army records is uncovered in this account of the Indian campaigns of Arizona told by an officer who took an active part in the actual fighting itself. Frontier troops were faced with the pursuit and capture of the renegade Apaches of the Southwest. Skirmishes, difficult pursuits, wilderness strategy, and frontier privations are told from a practical militarist's point of view by a man who followed his line of duty. A bright, fine copy in dust jacket with minor rubbing to the spine ends and corners, a small closed tear to the bottom edge of front cover and light wear to the extremities. An attractive, collectors copy of a very scarce work especially signed by the author..
Inventory Number: 45879