Army Life on the Pacific: A Journal of the Expedition Against the Northern Indians, the Tribes of the Cœur d'Alenes, Spokans, and Pelouzes, in the Summer of 1858

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Author: Lawrence Kip (1836–1899)

Year: 1859

Publisher: Redfield

Place: New York


vi-[7]-144 pages with appendices. Small octavo (7 1/2" x 5"" bound in original publisher's blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With CDV vignetted portrait of Lawrence Kip. New York: Brady. Inside cover identified to Sam'l Riggs. (Howes K172. Graff 2341; Sabin 37944; Smith 5519; Tweney 40) First edition.

Following his graduation from West Point, Lawrence Kip was commissioned a Second lieutenant, Third Artillery in June 1857 and became part of the expedition under General Wright against the northern Indians. During this campaign, he reportedly distinguished himself in the Battle of Four Lakes and Spokane Plains and acted as Adjutant of the Artillery Battalion. In 1859, Kip published an account of the campaign in a book entitled Army Life on the Pacific. "Best account, by a participant, of the 1858 campaign against the northwestern tribes". Howes.

Samuel Riggs (1869-1943) served as captain of Company R, Rockville Company, 1st Maryland Volunteers. During the Spanish American War commanded Co K, Maryland Infantry, composed almost entirely of Rockville and other Montgomery boys. He later enlisted in the 47th Infantry, U.S. Volunteers, saw active duty in the Philippines Insurrection and was brevetted for gallantry in action and was awarded the silver star metal.


Back cover separated from spine, loss to top edge of spine near title; contents good overall, with

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