The Life and Public Services of Ambrose E. Burnside, Soldier -- Citizen -- Statesman.; With an introduction by Henry B. Anthony. Illustrated with maps and engravings.

Providence, RI: J. A. & R. A. Reid, 1882. First edition. 8vo. 448 pp. Steel engraved frontispiece portrait of Burnside, wood engraved vignettes, portrait plates, maps. Burnside (1824-1881), a native of Indiana, graduated from West Point in 1847, served in the west and was named colonel of a Rhode Island regiment at the outbreak of the Civil War, rising quickly to brigade command; he eventually commanded a division, a corps, a wing, and the Army of the Potomac, meeting variously with success (North Carolina coast, Knoxville) and disaster (Fredericksburg, the Crater). Following the war, he served as Governor of Rhode Island, 1866-1869, and as U.S. Senator from that state, 1875-1881. This work was published as an extended eulogy on his death. Dornbusch II, 1877. Nicholson, p. 655. Not in Nevins. Very good. Publisher's half-calf (rubbed) and gilt-stamped gold cloth, Leather labels, gilt ornaments and rules on spine (rubbed), marbled endpaper and edges. (9964). Item #63589

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