Letters of a Confederate Staff Officer to His Family in Europe, During the Last Year of the War of Secession

New York: William Abbatt, 1913. Second edition, Magazine of History with Notes and Queries, extra no. 24 (first published Paris, 1902). Small 4to. 96 pp. Corbin served as a staff officer to Major General Charles W. Field, the commander of Hood's old division, in Longstreet's corps. Nevins "Civil War Books" I, p. 74 (this edition): "Poignant observations by a staff officer of operations in Virginia from June, 1864, to Appomattox; an exceedingly rare work." Broadfoot, p. 104: "75 copies." Bob Krick (from a new introduction to a recent reprint): "Among the half-dozen rarest Army of Northern Virginia books, the most important single source for the curiously unrecorded military career of General Charles W. Field, and the best written and most literate book by a Confederate." Not in Dornbusch or Nicholson. Very good. Recently bound in full leather (without the original wrappers), gilt spine title. (#3698). Item #57222

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