PROTECTION ACROSS THE CONTINENT. LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR...TRANSMITTING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE PROTECTION OF THE ROUTES ACROSS THE CONTINENT TO THE PACIFIC FROM MOLESTATION BY HOSTILE INDIANS.

39th Cong., 2d Sess. HED23. 1867. 55pp, disbound. Light uniform tanning. Last leaf detached with a couple of blank margin chips. Good+.

"Contains a number of letters relating to inspection of western forts by General William T. Sherman and a long, elaborate report made to Sherman by Colonel D.B. Sacket, Inspector General of the United States Army, including detailed descriptions of western forts." Graff. "Sherman's expedition of observation and inspection from Omaha westward to Montana and the Coast. The narrative is set forth in a running series of letters dated from the various forts, posts, and camps along the way...Sacket's report describes the Blackfoot outbreak at Fort Benton..." Eberstadt.
FIRST EDITION. Howes S404. Graff 4438. 114 Eberstadt 542. Item #23815

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