Cincinnati: Robert Clark Company, 1897. First Edition. Original Cloth. 280pp; frontispiece portrait of the author in uniform at age 16, and 15 other plates. Bound in pictorial red cloth, stamped in gilt and silver, showing a Confederate Army officer with flag on the cover and the motto "We are ready to defend it." Spine title dull and ends worn, cover bright. 8" x 5.25" Very Good. Item #039525
"...I had entered the Confederate army when a mere lad, barely sixteen years of age; was in the first battle of the war and in very nearly the last....I had served through the entire war, from the beginning to the end, the first half in Virginia and Maryland, and the last in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama...." [Howes, U.S.iana D346. Nevins, Civil War Books, I-81: "Especially good for observations on the Peninsular Campaign." Nicholson, War of the Rebellion, 241.].