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History of Seminole wars from a veteran of four wars  

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A Veteran of Four Wars. The Autobiography of F.C.M. Boggess, A Record of Pioneer Life and Adventure, and Heretofore Unwritten History of the Florida Seminole Indian Wars

Boggess, Francis Calvin Morgan

Arcadia, Florida

Printed by the Champion Job Rooms



[4], [1] 2-87 [3] pp. Frontispiece. (8vo) 18.5x13.5 cm (7¼x5¼"), original printed salmon wrappers. First Edition.

Boggess was born in 1833 and wrote this book not only to preserve history but also to raise money so he could get an x-ray to locate a bullet lodged in his knee. The majority of the text is about the Seminole Wars, the first war in which the author participated was the Mexican-American War. A hilarious but somewhat shameful scene is described when an accidental shot sends U.S. volunteers fleeing in panic from an empty castle they had been sent to secure.

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Covers lightly stained and worn, upper wrapper chipped and laid down, lower wrapper with corners repaired, spine in sympathetic facsimile; light stains to interior; very good.

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