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Archive of Civil War materials.


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GOSPER, John J. Archive of Civil War materials. Consisting of letter books, diary, two discharge papers, two Memorial Day addresses, and regimental history. Letter book, 20 October to 29 December 1861. 163 pp. Orig. calf-backed marbled boards. Front board detached, boards rubbed, spine chipped, very old waterstain to lower outer margin of first few leaves affecting a few words, light uniform toning, else very good. [With:] Diary, 7 May to 18 August 1863. 217 pp. Orig. full black morocco, gilt ruled spine. Leather lightly speckled, spine broken, front board detached but present, very old waterstain to front board and first few leaves not affecting text, else very good. [With:] Two partially printed discharge papers. [With:] Two typescript Memorial Day addresses, 6 pp. and 3 pp. [With:] HARD, Abner. History of the Eighth Cavalry Regiment Illinois Volunteers, During the Great Rebellion. Aurora, IL: [N.P.], 1868. [8], [33]-368 pp. Frontis. portrait, portraits. Orig. cloth. Spine detached but present, corners worn, edgewear, light occasional foxing, else very good. Gosper's copy with his ownership signature. John J. Gosper (1841-1913) was born in Knox County, Ohio, and grew up on a relatively poor family farm in Kane County, Illinois. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the locally raised 8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment on 12 September 1861, serving as a private in Co. I. He was discharged at Ely Ford, Virginia, on 29 November 1863, and re-enlisted in the same unit on 30 November 1863, serving until 5 March 1864, when he was honorably discharged to accept a commission as Lieutenant in a Black regiment in which he served until the end of the war. He was wounded and lost a leg. After the war he moved to Nebraska, was mayor of Lincoln and Secretary of State in the 1870s. Gosper County, Nebraska, was named for him when it was founded in 1873. He then received a federal appointment as Secretary of Arizona Territory. Under absentee Governor John C. Fremont, he served as Acting Governor of the territory in the early 1880s during the Cowboy Wars. Gosper made possible significant settlements and economic developments of the area. Gosper himself had been deeply involved in the ranching and cattle industry in Nebraska, and from the 1880s onward was connected with mining interests, Bookseller Inventory # 61462

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Title: Archive of Civil War materials.

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