Colonel Prentiss Ingraham (1843-1904) was a prolific American author of dime fiction. The author of The Masked Spy (1872) and over 20 Buffalo Bill titles, Ingraham plausibly claimed in 1900 to have written over 600 novels. As well as writing under his own name, he published under pseudonyms including Dr. Noel Dunbar, Dangerfield Burr, Major Henry B. Stoddard, Colonel Leon Lafitte, Frank Powell, Harry Dennies Perry, Midshipman Tom W. Hall, and Lieut. Preston Graham. He died of Bright’s disease. Other works include: The Beautiful Rivals (1884), Adrian the Pilot (1885), Buck Taylor: King of the Cowboys (1887), Darkie Dan (1888), Cadet Carey of West Point (1890), Land of Legendary Lore (1898), The Young Mountaineer (1898) and The Girl Rough Riders (1903).