GLASS, Edward L.N., comp. History of the Tenth Cavalry, 1866-1921. [Tucson, Arizona]: [Acme Printing], .
Small 4to (171 x 225 mm). Tipped-in colored frontispiece of the Buffalo Soldiers' emblem with the motto "Ready and Forward," illustrated throughout. Original gilt-stamped leatherette (very light wear at joints). Provenance: Mark Rhoads, 2nd Lieut., 10th Cavalry from Feb. 1919-March 1920 (ownership inscription).
FIRST EDITION of the scarce regimental history of the 10th Cavalry from their inception through World War I. Previously owned by Mark Rhoads (1897-1969), a white officer who served with the 10th from Feb. 12, 1919, to Jan. 30, 1920 during World War I. The 10th was stationed at Fort Huachuca in Arizona throughout the War and fought in the Battle of Ambos Nogales, the only battle during WWI in which Germans engaged in land combat against the United States in North America. Rhoads was promoted to 1st lieut. during his service with the Buffalo Soldiers on Nov. 4, 1919, and was transferred to the 12th Cavalry at the beginning of 1920. He would join the Signal Corps in 1927 where he would spend the rest of his career. He was promoted to captain on Feb. 1, 1935, and retired on March 31, 1937.
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