New York. 1862. 232pp. Frontis. Original blindstamped cloth, spine gilt. Rubbed, worn at spine ends and chipped at hinges. Light dampstaining in upper portion of leaves throughout. Good. Item #WRCAM29600
The author was in Arkansas in the lumber business when the Civil War began. He was impressed into the Confederate Army, serving in Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama in the hospital service from mid-1861 until June 1862, when he escaped to the North. An interesting first- hand narrative. "A highly excitable author's account of his almost bizarre adventures in trying to re-gain the Union lines; the study was probably written primarily for propagandistic purposes" - Nevins. NEVINS I, p.163. COULTER 434.