Sketch of the Life of Captain John J. Knox Williams, Oldest Grandson of John J. and Sarah A. Knox, Who Fell in Defence of His Country at the Battle of Chapin's Farm, September 29-30, 1864 / the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Marriage of John J. and Sarah .

Rev. Charles E. Knox

Published by Self "For Private Circulation"
Used Condition: Good Plus + Decorated Cloth
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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 # 004724

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Title: Sketch of the Life of Captain John J. Knox ...

Publisher: Self "For Private Circulation"

Binding: Decorated Cloth

Book Condition:Good Plus +

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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