A Very Good plus copy in green bloth binding with gold stamping to the spine. In this personal narrative Wickham Hoffman recounts his life and experiences in the army before and following the Civil War. During the Civil War he served as Aide-de-camp to Governor Edwin Morgan, and also Inspector of New York troops at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1861. He was commissioned Assistant Adjutant General, United States Volunteers in 1862, and assigned to the staff of Brigadier General Thomas Williams in the expedition at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was ordered to General William T. Sherman's staff as Assistant Adjutant General, 1862-63, and was with Major General W. B. Franklin, during the Red River Campaign, 1863. He was then on Major General Quincy Gillmore's staff in Virginia, and was Assistant Adjutant General of the Eastern Virginia and North Carolina districts. He was ordered to New Orleans as Adjutant General and Chief of Staff to Major General Edward Canby, 1865. Commissioned Colonel, United States Volunteers, for meritorious service in the war, 1865. Following the war he served as Assistant Secretary of Legation in Paris, France, 1866, First Secretary Secretary of Legation, 1867-74. Secretary of Legation, London, England, 1874-77, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1877-83. United States Minister to Denmark, 1883-85. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Camp, Court and Siege. A narrative of ...
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1877
Edition: First Printing of the First US Edition.
Book Description Harper & Bros, New York, 1877. First edition, 8vo, pp. 285, , (2) ads; small tape stain in gutter of title-p., otherwise a fine, bright copy in orig. terracotta cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine. Coulter 237. Seller Inventory # 24857