VERY NICE 1887 COPY OF “HOW SOLDIERS WERE MADE” – 38TH INDIANA

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Volume is covered in red cloth with black line and scroll decorations on front cover and spine. Dominating the front cover is a wonderful representation of the regimental flag with battle honors listed on the stripes. This is done in gold. Spine also has the title in gold. Cover edges show light wear and are otherwise very nice.

The full title is “HOW SOLDIERS WERE MADE; OR THE WAR AS I SAW IT UNDER BUELL, ROSECRANS, THOMAS, GRANT AND SHERMAN.” The author, Benjamin Franklin Scribner was Colonel of the 38th Indiana Infantry.

The volume runs 316 pages with index. Binding is good. Pages are clean. It is a highly readable copy.

Scribner was commissioned Colonel of the regiment on August 27, 1861. He was promoted to brigadier general on August 8, 1864 and resigned on the 21st of that same month.

The 38th saw action at Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Peach Tree Creek, Savannah and Bentonville.

It lost 411 officers and men killed in action and died of wounds and disease. Their heaviest loss being at Perryville and Stones River. [ad]

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