Octavo (22 cm), 12 leaves, printed on one side. Signed by author on first leaf. Staplebound brown paper wrappers, includes four black and white photos. Newspaper clipping regarding origins of pamphlet tipped in. Pages are toned, wrappers are worn and frail but intact. Final leaf is wrinkled. Van Burgh's long-form poem commemorates the 236-mile ride of John Phillips through a blizzard from Fort Kearny to Fort Laramie to get reinforcements after the 1866 "Fetterman Massacre" in which Red Cloud's band of Lakota (a group that included a young Crazy Horse) killed all 81 soldiers under Captain William Fetterman's command. Note: OCLC lists 13 pages, but none seem to be missing from this volume. Scarce in the trade.