Historical Sketch of the Chatham Artillery during the Confederate Struggle for Independence.

Albany, NY: Joel Munsell, 1867. First edition. 8vo. 240 pp. Two maps, one folding, one double-page, and a plan. Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper to Gen. G. W. C. Lee (1832-1913), the eldest son of Robert E. Lee, who graduated first in his class at West Point in 1854, served as aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis, 1861-1864, commanded troops in Richmond's defense in 1864, and was captured with his regiment shortly before Appomattox; he succeeded his father as president of Washington & Lee. Howes J-197. Nevins I, p. 115: "In an impersonal narrative, the author recounts military service in the various Carolina campaigns." Nicholson, p. 432. In Tall Cotton 103: "Careful record of an ancient and distinguished unit's relatively unexciting war record." With an embossed stamp on the dedication leaf, apparently overstamped a second time, making the provenance unclear (a good number of books in this collection came from a large group of 1980s deaccessioned duplicates from the Virginia Historical Society; the word "Virginia," "Aug. 12, 1896," and "Daughter" are the only ones in the blindstamp we have been able to decipher). One signature pulled, with damage to two leaves at the gutter, else a very good copy, with a nice inscription by the author. Original brown cloth, gilt spine title (two small labels removed from spine, leaving shadows). (10051). Item #63424

Price: $750.00

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