Brown cloth titled in gilt on spine; chocolate brown coated endpapers; [xvi], 558pp; steel engraved frontispiece, 8 inserted wood engravings, additional in-text illustrations. A firm copy with minor shelf wear: small perforations to cloth over front joint, corners bumped, occasional foxing to page edges: Very Good. "Coffin, a gifted writer and non-military observer, compiled this superior travelogue during his extensive travels in both theaters; very heavy on social scenes" (Nevins). Eicher adds that Coffin was the war correspondent for the Boston Journal, a field journalist of above average ability. " In addition to "the usual story" of the start of the war, Coffin also "describes a visit to Fort McHenry, the attitudes of Baltimore women toward those with Northern sentiment, and the drama of officers and troops organizing around Washington.
" The work also "traces the author's journeys and follows anecdotes he interjects, often with humor, to illustrate episodes of the war: First Bull Run, stories of the 2d Maine Infantry, a visit to Annapolis, the state of affairs in Missouri, Mill Spring, the rise of the slavery question as a military factor, Forts Henry and DOnelson, the invasions of Maryland and Kentucky, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness campaign, Sherman's movements, scenes in Savannah, the fall of Richmond, and surrender. 71 (citing a later reprint). Lorne Bair Rare Books, ABAA.We are one of the country's leading specialists in the history, literature and art of American social movements. Over 25,000 items in-stock in the heart of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Our items are described using AB Bookman standards - the standard grading terms of the trade, originally promulgated by the trade publication The Antiquarian Bookman's Weekly back in 1949.
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