Quarto. green stamped spine lettered in gilt and green over brown cloth. Frontispiece illustration, with illustrations and maps. "This exciting original history is the saga of General Jo Shelby, who refused to surrender his Missouri Cavalry Brigade at the end of the Civil War. The Confederate brigade rode southwest through lawless Texas, crossed the Rio Grande and marched to Mexico City to offer their services to Emperor Maximilian in his fight with Juarez." -from the dust jacket. dust jacket (some wear, back and spine browned). Bookseller Inventory # 56156
Title: Fallen Guidon. The Forgotten Saga of General...
Publisher: Stagecoach Press
Publication Date: 1962
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Stagecoach Press January 1962, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible; Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Limited. Limited Edition (1 of 1,000) No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read if at all. . Joseph Orville 'Jo' Shelby (December 12, 1830 â€" February 13, 1897) was a noted Confederate cavalry general in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War. . In June 1865, rather than surrender, Shelby and approximately 1,000 of his remaining troops rode south into Mexico. For their determination not to surrender, they were immortalized as 'the undefeated'. A later verse appended to the post-war Confederate anthem, 'The Unreconstructed Rebel' commemorates the defiance of Shelby and his men: 'I won't be reconstructed, I'm better now than then. // And for a Carpetbagger I do not give a damn. // So it's forward to the frontier, soon as I can go. // I'll fix me up a weapon and start for Mexico.'. Bookseller Inventory # 47640
Book Description Stagecoach Press, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-274-MF-49650B4