FIRST EDITION COPY OF THE 44TH INDIANA INFANTRY REGIMENTAL HISTORY WITH PRESENTATION

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Item Code: 522-298

Volume has nice looking dark brown hardcovers with a gold embossed soldier on the front and a spread-winged eagle with patriotic shield and US flag on the reverse. Title is in gold on spine. Edges show light wear.

The full title is “THE FORTY-FOURTH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY HISTORY OF ITS SERVICES IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION AND A PERSONAL RECORD OF ITS MEMBERS” by John H. Rerick M.D. Surgeon. The book was published by the author in Lagrange, Indiana in 1880.

Interior runs 293 pages with roster. Inside of the back cover there is a foldout map in good condition. There are several woodcuts of members of the regiment as well as a foldout print of the battle of Shiloh. The frontispiece is a photograph of Colonel Hugh B. Reed. The first page has an inscription that reads “CHAS. CASE FROM COL. H. B. REED.”

Page 34 has an anonymous poem with a handwritten notation at the bottom of Case admitting to its authorship.

Pages are clean. Binding is good.

The owner of the volume, Charles Case was Adjutant of the regiment from September of 1861 until his promotion to Major in the 3rd Indiana Cavalry.

The presenter, Colonel Hugh Reed commanded the regiment from September of 1861 until his resignation on November 26, 1863.

The author, John H. Rerick was first the Assistant Surgeon and then Surgeon throughout the regiment’s service.

The 44th Indiana saw service at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Stones River, Chickamauga and Chattanooga. It lost 309 men killed and died of wounds and disease.  [ad]

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