THE SEVEN DAYS BATTLES IN FRONT OF RICHMOND. AN OUTLINE NARRATIVE OF THE SERIES OF ENGAGEMENTS WHICH OPENED AT MECHANICSVILLE, NEAR RICHMOND, ON THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1862, AND RESULTED IN THE DEFEAT AND RETREAT OF THE NORTHERN ARMY UNDER MAJOR GENERAL M'CLELLAN.
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45pp. First edition. With mounted signed ownership sticker of Ben Holliday, Aberdeen, Miss. There are five Ben Hollidays in the Confederate Mississippi roster. Some chipping to wraps. Among the rarest of Pollard's war histories. KRICK, IN TALLER COTTON 152: ‘Richmond journalist Pollard launched this summary of the battles around Richmond into print almost before the sulfurous gun smoke dissipated over the scenes of the fighting Although Pollard grumbled in a preface about General Lee’s security-driven, inhospitable attitude toward newspapermen (’the exclusion from the lines of our armies of those whose province it has hitherto been to chronicle the events of the war’), plenty of first-hand evidence appears in these pages, all of it obviously of distinctly contemporary immediacy.’ CRANDALL 2654. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 5001. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-14083886789
Title: THE SEVEN DAYS BATTLES IN FRONT OF RICHMOND....
Publisher: Richmond: West & Johnston
Publication Date: 1862
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
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