BEYOND THE CIMARRON.
Brownwood: Privately printed for the author, 1968. viii,113pp. Bibliography. Chapter notes. Maps. Chapter illustrations. Green cloth with title in gilt on the spine. First edition. INSCRIBED. Externally, the gilt on the spine shows slight oxidation. Internally, toning to the pastedowns, else fine. Overall, the book is considered to be in very good + condition. The dust jacket shows some fading to the spine with a small area of spotting and a 1” x 1” chip at the top of the spine, overall, a good+ jacket. On September 15, 1858, Major Earl Van Dorn, with a force of cavalry and infantry, mounted a campaign against Buffalo Hump and the Comanches. This expedition into Comanche territory north of the Red River was for the sole purpose of preventing future raids into Texas. The author gives the most complete account of this action beginning with its preparation and eventual return from Cripple Creek around June of 1859. There are chapters devoted to each of the major engagements--- Rush Creek and Cripple Creek. The author’s books were privately printed in small editions with limited distribution and, as a result, are scarce.