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Forty-Second Ohio Infantry: A History of the Organization of the

MASON, F.H.

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(OHIO REGIMENTAL). MASON, F.H. The Forty-Second Ohio Infantry: A History of the Organization of the That Regiment in the War of the Rebellion; With Biographical Sketches of Its Field Officers and A Full Roster of the Regiment. Cleveland: Cobb, Andrews & Co., 1876. 306,[1]pp., including three maps, plus two tipped-in errata slips. Two plates of original photographs. Portrait. Original green cloth, gilt, housed in custom green morocco-backed slipcase, inner cloth chemise. Cloth silverfished, hinges cracked. A presentation copy, inscribed by future President James A. Garfield on the front free endpaper while he was serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. Garfield served nine terms in the U.S. House, but his presidency was cut tragically short by assassination after only 200 days in office. Garfield, who is depicted in the frontispiece, has inscribed this copy: "To my dear friend and classmate, Col. A.T. Rockwell with the hope, that the events of the past weeks, and the results that may grow out of them will not make the deeds recorded herein, useless to our country - J.A. Garfield Washington, Nov. 11th 1876." Garfield seems to be alluding here to the recent highly disputed presidential election, in which Republican Rutherford B. Hayes eventually triumphed over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, though Hayes lost the popular vote. Garfield had initially endorsed Republican James G. Blaine for his party's nomination. F.H. Mason was a captain the 42nd Ohio, and his work is a highly detailed study of the actions of that unit during the Civil War. James A. Garfield was a colonel of the 42nd Ohio, until he was later promoted to Major General, and the text celebrates the future president's achievements. The unit campaigned from West Virginia to Texas, and "Mason frequently describes the country through which he marched, the mountains, the towns and cities, and the people" (Coulter). The original photographs depict Don A. Pardee and Lionel A. Sheldon, both lieutenant-colonels of the 42nd Ohio, and the maps show the battlefield of Middle Creek, Chickasaw Bluffs, and Thompson's Hill. An outstanding presentation copy, inscribed by James A. Garfield, of a book describing the actions of his 42nd Ohio regiment during the Civil War. DORNBUSCH V:223. NEVINS I, p.128. COULTER 317. Bookseller Inventory # 66991

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