Publication: Adjutant General's Office, 1875, Washington
First Edition. Original Three-Quarter Leather with Decorative Boards. 260pp. Records complete lists and records for all officers in the U.S. Army. The following is recorded for every officer:Name; Rank; Date of Commission; Brevet Commissions and Volunteer Service; Original Entry into Service, Subsequent Commission, and Appointments; Born In; and Appointed From. Officers are listed in the following order: General Officers, Adjutant General's Department, Inspector General's Department, Chief Signal Officer, Quartermaster's Department, Medical Department, Pay Department, Corps of Engineers, Ordnance Department, Regiments of Cavalry, Regiments of Artillery, and Regiments of Infantry. Additional information includes those attending West Point, those who have left the service and why (retirement, death, discharge, etc) and an extensiveIndex showing every entry for every officer. An important record from a time of great importance in U.S. history. Many officers prominent in the Indian Wars are recognized here, including Custer and the 7th Cavalry. Base of spine has been professionally repaired. Moderate rubbing to decorative boards, with wear to edges. Some light wear to corners. This is an ex-library copy from the library of The Cavalry School in Fort Riley, Kansas. Internal inscriptions indicate that this volume was the property of Capt. Edmond Butler, a captain in the 5th Regiment of Infantry in 1874. He is listed on page 110, showing him to have been born in Ireland, appointed to the 5th Regiment of Infantry in New York, and to have been commissioned as Captain on May 14; and he also appears on page 243. Butler saw service in numerous Indian Wars campaigns: in New Mexico against the Navajo, commanding an expedition into Canyon De Chelley; as well as serving with General Miles during the Red River campaign; and he received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery fighting the Sioux at Wolf Mountain in January, 1877. He appears to have donated this book to Parmly Billings Memorial Library. Writing on the front endpaper indicates that Butler was at "Cantonment on Clark's Fork of Red River, Tex. March 1875. A desirable association copy protected in a slipcase.
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