Annual Report of the Quartermaster General, of the Operations of the Quartermaster's Department. Washington, D.C.: C. Alexander, 1851." />
21 June 2005
CROSS, Osborne (1803-1876). "A report, etc." In: Annual Report of the Quartermaster General, of the Operations of the Quartermaster's Department. Washington, D.C.: C. Alexander, 1851.
8o (220 x 143 mm). 36 lithographed plates, three folding. (Some foxing.) Original printed wrappers (old rebacking); brown quarter morocco slipcase.
Cross' "A report, in the form of a journal, of the march of the regiment of Mounted Riflemen to Oregon" was first published in Philadelphia in 1850 and then went through several reprints in government documents, including this one. It contains Cross' journal of the march of the mounted riflemen to Oregon and is illustrated with many views of the Columbia and Snake rivers, and including the first printed view of Fort Laramie. Also contains a number of other military expeditions, as well as a folding plan for the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. "Major Cross's report presents a detailed description of the emigrant trail to Oregon with thirty-six lithographed views of scenes along the route from Fort Laramie to The Dalles. The troops thus moved to the new military posts on the Pacific Coast" (Wagner-Camp-Becker 181:3). Graff 4415; Flake 2598; Howes C-923; Sabin 17660.
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