Philadelphia 1944 1st. Pennsylvania regional history and genealogy. 8vo., 353pp., hardcover. VG, no DJ. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MISPLACED GLORY THE LOST SOLDIERS OF 1847-...
Publication Date: 1944
Book Condition: VG
Book Description (s.n.), Philadelphia, 1944. Full cloth. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No dust jacket. First edition. Interesting allegation of an enormous land and mineral rights fraud in Pennsylvania's oil region, perpetrated by oil companies through the use of soldiers' discharge papers and land grants after the Civil War. The author uncovered the evidence herein while researching her great-uncle, Benjamin W. Goodman, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil Wars whose vital records had vanished. Information on the Lincoln Administration's intent as to the Pennsylvania oil lands, John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil, the vanished soldiers cemetery at Valley Forge, Jay Cooke and the Northern Pacific Railroad, a mention of John Wilkes Booth in the oil regions, and much more. Numerous fold-out maps. This copy INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on verso of front free endpaper. The inscription is to Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Bound in dark blue cloth over boards with spine and upper board lettered in gilt, spine gilt is somewhat darkened. Fore corners of boards have shallow bumps, some overall spotting to cloth, otherwise clean and sound. [xviii], 353 pages black & white photographs, facsimiles, maps. Seller Inventory # 9191