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Memoirs of the War (10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry) 1893 FIRST

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Ephraim Wilson, of Co. "G," 10th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Memoirs of the War, in one volume, Cleveland, W. M. Bayne Printing Co., 1893, First Printing. (Broadfoot, p. 490)

"The atmosphere in the vicinity of that little army on that day may be described as blue and sulphurous. I mean by this that bad words were used. Well, we struggled on through the mud till night fall and bivouacked .... After drying our water soaked clothes and blankets and warming our almost benumbed bodies, we prepared our coffee and partook of supper, and all felt happier and better toward the world than we did an hour before in the wet, frozen, mud-bespattered, forlorn and pitiable condition."

Quarter leather cloth-repaired spine over black leather, gilt titling, 12mo (18 cm), plain endpapers, 6 frontispiece plates of portraits, xxii, [23]-436 pp.

Ex-library (good)/no DJ: ex-library with multiple stamps and spine sticker, edges worn with boards showing, po name and stamp on title page, pages tanned, a few corner chips with no loss, no noticeable internal markings. 

SKU 4641