Publication: Wetzel Publishing Company, 1928, Los Angeles
First edition. Octavo. Decorated blue cloth with gilt stamping on spine. 215 pp., frontispiece [portrait], introductory, illustrated, maps, preface. This copy has an inked inscription on the front fly leaf by "Robert M. Utley, Custer Battlefield National Monument, Crow Agency, Montana, August 18th, 1951," and on the inside dust jacket front flap is stamped in red "Mary Jane Williams, Battlefield Souvenir Shop, Crow Agency, Mont." 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. Front and rear hinges have been internally reinforced, plate showing Samuel J. Crawford has been repaired with old cellophane tape, nicks and tiny chips to a few page margins but not affecting the print, at one time this copy was stored in a damp environment which results in wrinkling of all pages, else a good copy in dust jacket that is missing most of the spine panel, small chips to corners and extremities. A serviceable copy.
Inventory Number: 44590