General Randolph Barnes Marcy (1812-87) Signed Slip, "Very respectfully, R. B. Marcy, Chief of Staff", 3.75 x 1, was a West Point graduate, an officer in the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War where he fought at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. He was then assigned to duty in Texas and Oklahoma, where he escorted emigrants, located military posts, explored the wilderness, and mapped routes. This experience in Texas and his later experiences in the Utah War against the Mormons, led the U. S. Government to publish his frontier guidebook, the Prairie Traveler, based on his own extensive experience of pioneering in the west. This publication became a key handbook for the thousands of Americans wanting to cross the continent. At the start of the Civil War he was posted as Chief of Staff to his now son-in-law, General George B. McClellan. He was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on September 28, 1861 and by the end of the war, he was Inspector-General of the U. S. Army. In fine condition, with age spots and light toning.