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Title:
Edmund Pendleton Gaines: Frontier General

Author:
Silver, James W.

Place:
[Baton Rouge]

Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press

Date:
1949

Description:
xxi, 291 pp. Illustrated with plates from photographs, portraits, paintings, maps and plans. 8vo. Cloth, spine lettered in gilt, jacket. First Edition. Biography of Edmund Pendleton Gaines (1777-1849), one of the most controversial figures in American military history. He was accused of starting the First Seminole War, interfered with Winfield Scott's campaign in the Second Seminole War, almost single-handedly brought on a war with Mexico in 1836, created an Indian scare in 1838, and serious upset the plans of the War Department during the Mexican War.

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Condition:
Short tears and chips to edges, rubbing and soiling, creases to top edge; slight fading to volume extremities, two bumps to top edge of front board, else near fine or better in a very good and scarce jacket.


 
Item number:
124326
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