The March of the Mounted Riflemen : First United States Expedition to Travel the Full Length of the Oregon Trail from Fort Leavenworth to Fort Vancouver May to October 1849 as Recorded in the Journals of Major Osborne Cross and George Gibbs and the Offici
Cross, Osborne, George Gibbs, and William W. Loring. Settle, Raymond W. editor.

Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1940. First edition Thick octavo (standard size). A number of pages unopened, Some wear to edges and corners of boards. Spine a bit faded, with some rubbing to title on spine. Embossed stamp of former owner on flyleaf. 380 p. w/ illustrations, bibliography, index. An interesting and important study of the 2500 mile journey from Missouri to Oregon, lead by Loring. Loring, a veteran of the Mexican war with the Mounted Rifles, later became a Confederate Major General with the nickname "Old Blizzards", and then an officer in the Egyptian army after the war. Very Good Hardcover in full cloth (Item ID: 11645)


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