Post, Lydia Minturn; (Franklin, William Buel)

Published by Bunce & Huntington, New York, 1865
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition. 472 pps. with engraved first title page.Union blue cloth with spine lettering gilt, vintage but presumed not contemporary with the book. Published in the closing days of the Civil War, this collection of extracts from letters and diaries of soldiers, officers and leaders, gleaned mostly from manuscript material not previously published. The book was produced on behalf, and for the benefit, of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. General Franklin's personal copy with his signature and inscription in ink on the second blank, "W.B. Franklin/ July 1865/ York/ Penna.". There is a further notation in pencil on the front free endpaper, "George Small Franklin/ Gen'l Franklin's library/ 1903-". There are also two sections where pencil annotations appear though it is unclear as to whether these are in General Franklin's hand or that of his ancestor. A folded 1862 newspaper clipping (about a Revolutionary War figure) is affixed to the third front blank. A tight copy, with a narrow crescent-shaped stain to the upper outer top corners of the first several leaves in including the titles, gradually diminishing to about p. 90. William Buel Franklin (1823-1903), a native of York, Pa., rose to the rank of Major General and served in command positions in several key engagements. He was wounded in action and also taken prisoner in July, 1864 but escaped the following day. His injuries effectively ended his active military career; after the war he served in a senior management role in the Colt Firearms company and later a U.S. Commissioner- General for the Paris Exposition of 1888. Bookseller Inventory # E8095

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Title: Soldier's Letters, from Camp, Battle-Field ...

Publisher: Bunce & Huntington, New York

Publication Date: 1865

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: None issued

Edition: First edition.

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