Nashville: Foster & Webb, Printers, 1902. 12mo; 80 pp. First edition. Rebound in modern blue fabrikoid, with original paper wrappers bound in. Illustrated with photographs. Inscribed by Patrick Griffin (one of the subjects of the Sketches) on front wrapper. Small stain on title page, with some chipping to bottom of same, but a very good copy. Item #55263
From the text: "Corporal Pat W. Griffin was born in Galway, Ireland, March, 1844, and came with his parents to the United States in 1847. Joined the "Sons of Erin" at Nashville April, 1861. This company later became Company H, Tenth Irish Tennessee Infantry. Was Lieutenant commanding Company H in the Georgia campaign. Was wounded twice. Was one of the three members of his company left after the battle of Peachtree Creek. After the fall of Atlanta he was detailed for one of Gen. Hood's headquarter scouts. He was captured three times, escaped once and exchanged once, and paroled at the close of the war. Was in twenty-four general engagements."