First edition. 8vo. Light blue cloth, gold stamping on spine, yellow endpapers, xii, 406  pp., introduction, notes, sources, index. Inscribed by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket. Concise and insightful biographies are presented of army officers serving in Arizona between 1851, when the first American post was established, and 1886, when Geronimo's surrender officially ended the Indian Wars. Most of the officers had careers ranging far beyond the borders of the Territory. There is a personal record of each officer which includes success and failure, promotions and court martials, victories and defeats, births and tragic deaths. An indispensable text for researchers that will challenge the reader's understanding of well-known army officers while inspiring a closer look at the courageous roles of lesser-known men.
Inventory Number: 45866