The first 44 pages of this volume are an account of the celebration of the sixtieth anniversary (despite the cover title "The Diamond Wedding"] of the marriage of John and Sarah Knox of upstate New York. Pages 44 through 106, with their own title page, comprise the sketch of the military life of Captain Williams with the 117th New York Infantry Regiment, prepared by Rev. Knox from Williams' letters and read at the celebration. The sketch is approximately 24,000 words long, printed at 41 lines per page with a small font. The text is divided into six parts: The Enlistment (5pp), The Defence of Washington (11pp), Suffolk and the Peninsula Raid (11pp), Folly Island (10pp), City Point and Petersburg (13pp), and The Last Battles (5pp). In the text are 7 small maps. Captain Williams' account is full of interesting information about troop movements, changes of command, descriptions of battles, weaponry, supplies, daily life, etc. Most of the text are direct quotes from Williams' own account. Top 1/8 inch of spine is gone. Bottom of spine and extremities are rubbed. The signatures of two members of the family (Geo. Wm. and Carol) are on the ffep. In all other respects, the covers and content are clean, tight, and bright. Very scarce. Image available. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Sketch of the Life of Captain John J. Knox ...
Publisher: Self "For Private Circulation"
Binding: Decorated Cloth
Book Condition: Good Plus +
Edition: First Edition
Book Description New York: Edward O Jenkins 1873., 1873. Hardcover first edition - First edition. Printed "For Private Circulation". Includes an account of the celebration of the sixtieth wedding anniversary (the cover has simply "The Diamond Wedding" on it) of the marriage of John and Sarah Knox of Knoxville, in upstate New York, followed by "A sketch of the military life of Captain Williams with the 117th New York Infantry Regiment, prepared by Rev. Knox from Williams' letters and read at the celebration." This sketch includes 7 small maps and much interesting information about troop movements, descriptions of battles, daily life, and more. The first part consists of 44 pages, illustrated with engravings of the old homestead, the family tree and the church. The Civil War sketch is from page 45-106 followed by a list of members of the family present. INSCRIBED by one of the family members "for Mrs Ewing, your cousin, Mrs Anderson" (perhaps the one of the sisters who prepared the family tree) 107 pp. . Near fine in dark green cloth with gilt stamping on the front cover. Uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 57603