First edition. Octavo. Signed by David L. Spotts on the limitation page. This is copy 56. Decorated blue cloth with gilt stamping on front cover and spine, colorful marbled endpapers, 215 pp., frontispiece [portrait], introductory, illustrated, maps, preface. This is the daily diary of David L. Spotts as he describes the thrilling events on the winter campaign against the hostile Cheyennes, Kiowas, and Comanches. Wright Howes says that all but 300 of the copies were destroyed by fire. The story of the Washita Campaign of 1868-69 against the Arapahoe, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Comanche Indians in Kansas and Oklahoma. The hardship and suffering endured by this regiment in its campaign with Custer and the 7th Cavalry, is unparalleled. Small piece torn from top corner (but piece enclosed in a small envelope) of the front free flyleaf, spine lettering lightly faded, and light wear to head of spine, else a very good, tight copy housed in a custom made slipcase.
Inventory Number: 45119