Major Osborn Cross wrote " A Report, in the form of a journal, to the Quartermaster General, of the march of the regiment of mounted riflemen to Oregon, from may 10 to October 5, 1849 by Major O. Cross, quartermaster, United Staes army. It was published by the 31st ogress, 2d Session, Washington, 1850. The publication is noted in many standard bibliographies: WCB 18; Graff 4415; Howes C923; Sabin 17660]. I find the report very interesting with vivid descriptions of scenery and incidents along the march.
So far I have not been able to find the birth and death dates of the author. I like to have this data for all authors of books I sell. He must have been born very roughly about 1820.
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