March in Montana Auction
Live Auction

March in Montana 2024 Session II

Sat, Mar 16, 2024 01:00PM EDT
Lot 433

Andy Thomas, oil on linen

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

Andy Thomas (b. 1957) Dragoons in Apache Country 24" x 36" oil on linen Signed lower right $30,000-50,000


In the Spring of 1854, Lt. John Davidson led sixty Dragoons of the U.S. Army into Jicarilla Apache territory. He recklessly ordered an assault on a village and the Jicarilla responded fiercely. Eventually, the Dragoons were pinned down, taking a heavy barrage of arrows, and were in danger of running out of ammunition.
In order to save his command, Davidson ordered his men to mount and a hasty retreat ensued. Twenty-two troopers were killed. Nearly every surviving soldier was wounded.


Black lights clean. Excellent condition.