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[CIVIL WAR] MEMOIRS OF THE CONFEDERATE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE (in Two Volumes with a map)
New York: Peter Smith, 1938.
Hard Cover. Two small quarto volumes; in the publisher’s blue cloth bindings; [x], . 2-323 pages; vii,  2-318 pages, with a folding map tipped in at the rear; there are no ownership marks of any kind; the bindings of both volumes are bright and unblemished.~~Bud Robertson, writing in the Nevins bibliography, considers these recollections to be “personal, full, and highly revealing” and “a mandatory source for any study of Confederate cavalry”. Eicher agrees that the memoirs are highly engaging, but adds that “[m]any narrow escapes and heroic actions are almost certainly exaggerated, but they do little to detract from an unusual and valuable piece of writing”. He notes as well that after running the Charleston blockade and traveling north, “the author charmed the Richmond authorities”. We have no doubt that this was the case.~~The reprint edition, but even as such uncommon. A beautiful set in two volumes.~~~~~ (Nevins I, 61; Eicher 192).
Near Fine binding.