Author: Boggess, Francis Calvin Morgan
Title: A Veteran of Four Wars. The Autobiography of F.C.M. Boggess, A Record of Pioneer Life and Adventure, and Heretofore Unwritten History of the Florida Seminole Indian Wars
Place Published: Arcadia, Florida
Publisher:Printed by the Champion Job Rooms
Date Published: 1900
,  2-87  pp. Frontispiece. (8vo) 18.5x13.5 cm (7¼x5¼"), original printed salmon wrappers. First Edition.
Boggess was born in 1833 and wrote this book not only to preserve history but also to raise money so he could get an x-ray to locate a bullet lodged in his knee. The majority of the text is about the Seminole Wars, the first war in which the author participated was the Mexican-American War. A hilarious but somewhat shameful scene is described when an accidental shot sends U.S. volunteers fleeing in panic from an empty castle they had been sent to secure.