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[Wright, George, Col.]: [Mullan, John, Lieut.]
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, COMMUNICATING, IN COMPLIANCE WITH A RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE, A COPY OF THE TOPOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR AND MAP OF COLONEL WRIGHT'S LATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE INDIANS IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON TERRITORIES [caption title]
[Washington, D.C., 1859. 82pp. Lacking the two folding maps, as usual. Contemporary black morocco presentation binding, sympathetically rebacked in modern black morocco, front board stamped in gilt. Lightly shelfworn. Very good. A presentation copy, inscribed "Compliments of Lieut Mullan U.S. Army" on the front free endpaper, and in a black morocco presentation binding. This is Mullan's rare report on Colonel George Wright's "expedition against hostile northern Indians, of his march from Fort Dalles, Oregon, to the Coeur d'Alene mission, via Fort Walla-Walla, during the summer and autumn of 1858." Mullan's detailed "topographical memoir" is composed of correspondence by himself, Colonel Wright, Lieutenant Colonel E.J. Steptoe, and other American military leaders who participated in the battles with the Spokane, Coeur d'Alene, and Pelouze Indians at Four Lakes and Spokane Plains. The last three pages record distances between various points in the Pacific Northwest "on the line of march followed by the military expedition against the northern Indians under Colonel G. Wright." Mullan's other two major works, REPORT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MILITARY ROAD FROM FORT WALLA-WALLA TO FORT BENTON and MINERS AND TRAVELERS' GUIDE TO OREGON, WASHINGTON...VIA THE MISSOURI AND COLUMBIA RIVERS... came four and six years later, respectively. An early report on the conflicts between the United States Army and Native Americans in Oregon and Washington, with a rare presentation inscription from the major author and compiler of the report. Not in Graff, Field, or Sabin. HOWES W695, "aa." G … [Click Below for Full Description]
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