Forty Years of Active Service; Being Some History of the War Between the Confederacy and the Union and of the Events Leading Up to It, with Reminiscences of the Struggle and Accounts of the Author's Experiences of Four Years from Private to Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Colonel in the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia.

NY and Washington: Neale Publishing Co., 1904. Third thousand (i.e., first edition). 8vo. 307 pp. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Nevins I, p. 139: "Half of this very personal narrative recounts the author's service in the Shenandoah Valley as an officer in the 12th Virginia Cavalry; O'Ferrall later served as a congressman and as governor of Virginia." Dornbusch II, 1270. Not in Nicholson. Krick 360: "Copies of this book examined by the author of this checklist contain the notation 'Third Thousand,' ... [possibly] to imply immediate success." Very good. Original gilt-stamped olive cloth.(10056). Item #63585

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