INSCRIBED ORIGINAL COPY OF “THE SEVENTY-NINTH HIGHLANDERS NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS” FROM THE LIBRARY OF WASHINGTON A. ROEBLING, WHO WAS INVOLVED IN SAVING LITTLE ROUND TOP AND BUILDER OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

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Hardcover volume bound in green cloth with the title in gold on the spine. Book meas. approx. 7.00 x 9.75 inches and runs 513 pages with index.

Binding is good and covers have light edge wear.

The history was written by William Todd of Company B. He has inscribed one of the first pages in period ink with “TO COL. W. A. ROEBLING- WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE AUTHOR- WM. TODD JUNE 1887.”

The interior of the book is in good condition with the first two pages working loose but holding in place.

The author, William Todd, served with the 79th New York Highlanders from May of 1861 to May of 1864 and rose to the rank of sergeant.

Washington A. Roebling was the builder of the Brooklyn Bridge after the war. During the Civil War he served as a private for two months in 1861 with Company A of the New Jersey National Guard. He then served in Battery A, 6th Light Artillery rising to the rank of 2nd lieutenant. He was detached from his battery and served as an aide to General G. K. Warren and as such was involved in Warren’s efforts to get Union troops to Little Round Top on July 2, 1863. In 1864 Roebling was promoted to major and served until resigning in January 1865.  [AD]

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