The Medal of Honor by General Charles King 1905
THE MEDAL OF HONOR: A Story of Peace and War. By GENERAL CHARLES KING, Illustrations by GEORGE GIBBS and E. W. DEMING, The H. B. Claflin Co., New York, NY, U.S.A., 1905.
Historical Fiction Novel - Military
Content headings include:
Prologue: At the Point; Tonto Pass; Noble Resuce; Night Signals from the Agency; Soldier's Threat; The Medal of Honor; In Classic Shades; Mischief Afoot; Strange Shadows by Night; Shot from the Cedars; Rumble of Thunder; The Major Meets His Fate; The Night of Flame; The Woman at the Bottom; As Told of the Major; Epilogue: At the Point, etc.
The Medal of Honor was created during the American Civil War and is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government to a member of its armed forces.
King, who was credited with seventy years of active military service, was the only soldier in American history to serve in five American wars: The Civil War, Indian Wars, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection and World War I. He was a Novelist, Author of over 60 books and hundreds of articles and short stories. A Historian, his novels, although they all follow virtually the same plot, draw from personal experience and are exciting narratives full of accurate, detailed descriptions of army life and Indian wars in the American West.
Green hardcover with center medal art paste-on illustration and gilt title. Slightly shaken with a few bindery cracks and a mild spine shift. Cover has light wear to extremities and light surface/edge wear. 348 pages;4 parts; 24 chapters; 6 full page glossy illustrations including frontispiece.Scarce!