ANDERSONVILLE: A STORY OF REBEL MILITARY PRISONS…A PRIVATE SOLDIER’S EXPERIENCE

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By John McElroy, Late of Co. L, 16th Ill. Cav. Published by D.R. Locke, Toledo, OH: 1879. Rebound spine [w/original spine label] & endpapers. Front eps, owner’s bookplate: R.A. Weaver. 654 pp., ills. In blue glazed cloth, blind-stamped w/gilt illustrated cover and spine lettering. Exhibits wear at the extremities w/rubbing at corners, head & foot. Small dot stain lower margin of first 30 pages. Else VG and solid, w/tight spine and page signatures. Subtitled “Fifteen month A Guest of the So-Called Southern Confederacy”, this book treats the author’s experiences in Richmond, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Blackshear and Florence.” Written with a decided Union bias, Nevins & Wiley describe this book as being “well-written, gripping and very detailed”. Solid collectible.   [jp]

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