My Army Life and the Fort Phil. Kearney Massacre with An Account of the Celebration of "Wyoming Opened"
by Carrington, Frances C.
J.B. Lippincott Company. Hardcover. Philadelphia and London, 1910. 8vo, green publisher's cloth, 314 pp. First edition. A bright copy, very near fine with slightest shelfwear to cloth at extremeties and minimal offsetting to endpapers. Henry Carrington's wife's memoirs, with material on the massacre of December, 1866. "Though Carrington personally led the detachment that recovered the eighty-one grotesquely mutilated bodies the day after the massacre, his superiors were not impressed with his overall performance. General Philip St. George Cooke assessed Carrington as "an energetic, industrious man in garrison; but it is too evident that he has not maintained discipline, and that his officers have no confidence in him." General William T. Sherman was even blunter, "I know enough of Carrington to believe that he is better qualified for a safe place than one of danger." Commanding general Ulysses S. Grant thought Carrington should be court-martialed, and though an Interior Department inquiry absolved him of blame, Carrington continued to be regarded poorly by his fellow army officers." - ANB. A very nice copy overall. Folded map present in fine condition. . Fine. 1910. First Edition. (Inventory #: 15331)
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