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JOURNAL OF WILLIAM H. RICHARDSON, A PRIVATE SOLDIER IN THE CAMPAIGN OF NEW AND OLD MEXICO
New York, 1848. Original pictorial green wrappers. Early ownership signature at top of front wrapper. Very clean and fresh internally. Near fine. Third edition, after the very rare first edition of 1847 and the rare second edition of 1848, of this important Wagner-Camp and Mexican War title. This third edition remains quite scarce and is seldom met with in commerce. Richardson enlisted as a mounted volunteer due to patriotism engendered on the 4th of July in Carrollton, Missouri. He took part in Doniphan's expedition over the Santa Fe Trail in the fall of 1846, heading south to El Paso by the first of the New Year, then on to Chihuahua and eventually to Matamoros, where the command shipped by boat to New Orleans. By July 10, Richardson was back home in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, and the first edition of his fascinating journal was published before the end of 1847 in the nearest city, Baltimore. An important and well-written account of overland travel along the Santa Fe Trail during the Mexican-American War.
      [Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana]
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