London. 1863/1865. Two volumes. vii,230pp. plus two maps; viii,234pp. plus five maps and errata slip. Modern three-quarter calf and marbled boards. Without the errata slip in the first volume. Internally clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM18878
Chesney was a British military observer of the Civil War. While the second title is designated "Volume the Second," the volumes were issued in two different years and are seldom found as a set. The second volume is inscribed by the author: "Brig. General Napier with the Author's Regards New Year 1865." Robert Cornelius Napier (1810-90) was a major British military figure, first baron Napier of Magdala and commander in chief in India. "A rather precise early account by a professor at the British Staff College" - Nevins. HOWES C351. SABIN 12520, 12521. NEVINS I, p.25.