The Frontier Trail or From Cowboy to Colonel: An Authenic Narrative of Forty-three Years in the Old West as Cattleman, Indian Fighter and Army Officer by Colonel Homer W. Wheeler (Retired) U. S. Army (Late 5th Cavalry); With an Introduction by Maj. Gen. James G. Harbord [provenance: Brig. Gen. Joseph Theodore Dickman]. Homer W. Wheeler.
The Frontier Trail or From Cowboy to Colonel: An Authenic Narrative of Forty-three Years in the Old West as Cattleman, Indian Fighter and Army Officer by Colonel Homer W. Wheeler (Retired) U. S. Army (Late 5th Cavalry); With an Introduction by Maj. Gen. James G. Harbord [provenance: Brig. Gen. Joseph Theodore Dickman]

The Frontier Trail or From Cowboy to Colonel: An Authenic Narrative of Forty-three Years in the Old West as Cattleman, Indian Fighter and Army Officer by Colonel Homer W. Wheeler (Retired) U. S. Army (Late 5th Cavalry); With an Introduction by Maj. Gen. James G. Harbord [provenance: Brig. Gen. Joseph Theodore Dickman]

Los Angeles: Times-Mirror Press, 1923. Hardcover. [4], 334 p., frontispiece portrait of the author and 14 leaves of illustrations; 23 cm. Red cloth with black spine and cover titles, and cover illustration. No dust jacket. Cover title: The Frontier Trail: A Personal Narrative by Col. Homer W. Wheeler, Famous Frontiersman. Former owner's inscription on front fixed endpaper: "J. T. Dickman, Maj. Gen. 20 Apr '23." Howes W-322; Adams Six-Guns 2376. Homer W. Wheeler (1848-1930) became a civilian volunteer on Army scouting expeditions out of Fort Wallace, Kansas. In 1875 he was appointed a second lieutenant and went on to serve in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. During the Spanish-American War he served in Puerto Rico, in the Philippines from 1902-1904, and in Cuba from 1906-1909 before assuming a command in Hawaii. He became a colonel in 1911 and retired later that year. Although he spent years fighting in the American West, Wheeler declared: "I found the Indian to be keen upright, truthful and loyal in peace, and anxious to follow the white man's road." (Preface). He criticized the federal government for not providing sufficient funding and support to move Native Americans into farming and away from their traditional ways of life. Former owner Joseph Theodore Dickman (1857-1927) was commissioned in the 3rd Cavalry on his graduation from West Point in 1881. He served in the Spanish-American War and in the Philippines in 1899-1900 and was promoted to major and lieutenant colonel in a volunteer infantry regiment. He served as Chief of Staff to General Adna R. Chaffee during the Peking Relief Expedition in China in 1900. He graduated from the Army War College in 1905 and was promoted to Major in 1906, Lieutenant Colonel in 1912, Colonel in 1914, and Brigadier General in 1917. After serving in World War I, he retired. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; small stain on pp. 6-7; otherwise, clean and solid. Very Good. Item #008104

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