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From Everglade to Cañon with the Second Dragoons

From Everglade to Cañon with the Second Dragoons


32 pages, frontispiece, plates (one folding with map on verso). 24 cm.

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Fleming, David L. From everglade to cañon with the Second Dragoons : A commemorative address By Chaplain David L. Fleming Second United States Cavalry : Extra Illustrated. Governors Island, N.Y.: Journal military Service institution, 1911.

32 pages, frontispiece, plates (one folding with map on verso). 24 cm. Original printed wrappers. A very good copy. First separate edition. Published in a small edition "for distribution to the men".

Contains numerous additional illustrations "contributed by an officer who commanded the Second Cavalry in the War of 1861-1865" and a large folding plate showing a panoramic photograph of "The Second Regiment United States Cavalry, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, 1908" on the recto and a map of the "Battle Fields, Marches & Principal Stations of the Second Regiment of Dragoons in the United States & Mexico, 1836-75" on the verso.

This address upon the 75th anniversary of the organization of the regiment details the campaigns of one of the most illustrious units in the Regular Army.

The Second Dragoons fought the Seminoles in Florida, helped protect the Texas frontier and win the war in Mexico, took part in the expedition against the Mormons in Utah, served in the Army of the Potomac throughout the Civil War, campaigned against the Indians in the West, then went abroad to fight in the Philippines where they were posted when this address was delivered.

The Second Dragoons counted among its members many famous soldiers: Robert E. Lee, Albert Sydney Johnston, E. Kirby Smith, John Bell Hood, William J. Hardee, Earl Van Dorn, Fitzhugh Lee, George H. Thomas, and George Stoneman to name a few. A very scarce author's offprint.

EBERSTADT 110-194: "Privately printed in a few copies."