Glendale: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. 300pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Red cloth with a gilt stamped title on the spine. Near fine condition. The plain white dust jacket is in very good condition, with very light soiling. Item #35848
Western Frontiersman Series, XXI. One of 700 copies. From the Introduction- "The name James Fisher Milligan is not a household word today, and never was. In fact, the name is not even familiar to historians at all, except for those who have specialized in researching military signals in the Civil War era. He was a nineteenth-century man whose life touched upon some of the important events during that epoch of American history. It was a life filled with more adventure than most men are permitted to encounter- a boyhood on a frontier farm in Missouri; midshipman in the U.S. Navy, first on the Gulf Coast of Mexico in the Mexican War and then in the Africa Squadron; a series of occupations and diversions in St. Louis, including service as a U.S. mail carrier to Utah, a deputy marshal, and a volunteer fireman; member of Fremont's fifth expedition in 1853-1854 and buffalo robe trader at Bent's Fort."