[Augusta, Ga. Steam Press of Chronicle & Sentinel, 1862]. 191pp. Modern half morocco and cloth. Old ex-lib. ink stamp on titlepage and two other leaves. Somewhat dust soiled. Else very good. Item #WRCAM32368
A revealing account of the war by the leading wartime printer of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The DIARY... covers the period through Jan. 2, 1863, thus the actual printing date for this title must have been after 1862. The copyright notice and the standard bibliographies list this book as having been printed in 1862, and Howes calls it "another issue," after an 1862 edition of fifty-six pages. The book includes accounts of the battles of Shiloh, Antietam, Sharpsburg, Corinth, Cedar Run, and the first battle on Manassas Plains. In addition to his journal of the war and the battle accounts, Clarke includes a general history of the "old" Union before the war, with an interesting discussion of abolitionism in the North. HOWES C454. CONFEDERATE HUNDRED 11. PARRISH & WILLINGHAM 4768. NEVINS II, p.215.