J.H. Camps and Prisons: Twenty Months in the Department of the Gulf.

New York: J.P. Robens, 1865. Third edition. 8vo. 424 pp. Illustrated with plates from wood engravings (foxed); ads for other books by the author. Sabin 21152 (for the second edition of the same year, the only one mentioned). Dornbusch 582 and 583 (for the first and second editions). Nevins Civil War Books I, p. 190: "One of the rare published accounts of Camps Groce and Ford by a prolific writer; unimpassioned and well written." Coulter Travels in the Confederate States 136: "Well written, observant account of conditions in the Federal Army, in Confederate prisons, and in the countryside of Louisiana and Texas [by a Lt. Col. of the 176th New York Volunteers] … Duganne wrote with reserve and discernment, describing the sugar country of Louisiana and the system of labor contracts developed there by Federal agents, the beauties of the country, the peculiarities of Cajuns, and the splendor of rich sugar planters, the plains and characteristics of Texas and Texans, and prison life [in two Confederate camps]. The book is a first-rate travel account." Bookplate on front pastedown, else very good. Original brown cloth, gilt title and decoration on spine. (#5746). Item #58883

Price: $750.00

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