St. Louis, (MO): Times Printing Co., 1868. 8vo. (4), 436, (2) pp. Portrait frontispiece, seven other plates (Howes incorrectly calls for a total of nine). Original brown cloth (recased, with the original spine laid down). Rubbed, the spine severely, interior soiling, else a good solid copy. Housed in a custom quarter-morocco and cloth slipcase. Item #53195
First edition. Anderson describes major actions in the western theater, including the evacuation of Corinth, the battles of Iuka and Corinth, and the Vicksburg campaign. Howes A-227. Nevins I, p. 51: "One of the better Confederate narratives; written by an upper-class Southerner and strongly revealing for social conditions in the Confederacy." Dornbusch 2577. Coulter Travels in the Confederate States 7: "Well-written, even-tempered, observant account of four years' service ... this is among the best of all accounts relating to the South during the war, being more a genuine travel narrative than a war record."