A complete photographic copy of Cave Johnson Couts' diary, which includes descriptions of his experience at West Point, his
military service as an officer of the 1st U.S. Dragoons on the Western frontier and in Mexico, and as an escort for the Whipple
Expedition from San Diego to the Colorado River.
Cave Johnson Couts was born near Springfield, Tennessee on November 11, 1821. His uncle, Cave Johnson, had him appointed to
West Point, where he graduated in 1843. He served on the frontier until after the Mexican War, when he was stationed in Los
Angeles, San Luis Rey, and San Diego from 1848 to 1851. In 1849 he conducted the Whipple expedition to the Colorado River.
169 leaves : paper ; 25 x 20 cm.
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