DAN SICKLES’S OWN COPY OF THE 1858 NEW YORK STATE MILITIA REGULATIONS

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These are the official regulations for the state’s forces on the eve of the Civil War and were owned by one of the most famous or infamous Gettysburg commanders. Nicely bound in marbled covers quarter-bound in red morocco with gilt blind-stamped spine, “General Regulations / N.Y. State Militia,” the volume covers the organization, procedures, drill, camps, manual of arms, uniforms and insignia of the militia and a plethora of other detail. A clean, tight copy, 352 pages, that is signed in ink “D. Sickles” at the top of the title page.

Sickles, a lawyer and politician, was a major in the 12th NYSM before the war and liked to wear the uniform when opportunity offered. At the war’s beginning he helped raise volunteer regiments in New York City, gaining a commissions as colonel, brigadier general, and major general. At Gettysburg he commanded the Third Army Corps, which he famously moved forward into an exposed position where Lee had thought it was on July 2. He lost a leg in the fighting, and continued a battle for decades justifying his actions. We pass over minor events, like snubbing Queen Victoria, escorting a prostitute into the NY State Assembly, and shooting his wife’s lover. One of the last surviving Gettysburg generals, he had fought long to preserve the field and establish the park. When asked why it lacked a memorial to him, he replied to the effect that, “the whole d**ned battlefield was his monument.” A real opportunity to hold history in hand. [sr]

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