REGULATIONS OF THE ARMY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES, 1862—ID’D TO LIEUT. EDWIN FESTUS COWHERD, 13TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY

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Published by direction of the President—MacFarlane & Ferguson, Printers, Richmond, VA, 1862.  Front eps owner inscription, in pencil—“Lieut. E. F. Cowherd, Adjt. 13th Regt Va. Vols.” 420 pp., numerous forms. Marbled board covers, 5 x 7.5”, w/brown cloth spine, & black leather spine label (gilt lettering worn & illegible). Board covers exhibits scuffing & wear at the outer extremities. Light staining in upper corner of title page; rear eps missing. Yellowed Text displays patches of scattered foxing, while remaining entirely legible. Else VG, w/tight spine and pages signatures.

Born in 1827, E.F. Cowherd was a farmer by trade when he enlisted at Gordonsville, VA on 4/17/1861; he was commissioned Lieut. in Co. “C”, 13th Virginia Vols. on the same date. He was promoted adjutant, 4/25/1862; relieved for illness 11/20/62, returned 2/7/863; absent sick 9/15/64; relieved for illness 12/27/64. He was surrendered with his regiment at Appomattox, 4/9/1865.

Following the war, he resided in Hay Farm, Orange County, VA, and died on 7/21/1904.  He is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Gordonsville, VA.

In all, a fine ID’D confederate collectible.

Accompanied by internet research material, including copies of CS muster rolls, etc.   [jp/ld]

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