AN ELEMENTRY TREATISE ON ANALTYICAL GEOMETRY—ID’D TO VMI STUDENTS JOHN P. LIGHTNER [4th VA INFANTRY] & FRANK PRESTON [VMI INFANTRY BATTALION ]

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By Francis H. smith, for the use of VMI cadets.  Published by Charles DeSilver, Philadelphia, PA, 1857.  Owner inscriptions in pencil on front eps (“Frank Preston”) & title page (“J. P__ Lightner”). 252 pp. w/ index. In brown calf, 5.75” x 8.75, w/ gilt-lettered black spine label. Exhibits wear & rubbing at the extremities, w/torn eps page. One inch spine tear mended by w/black thread sewing at lower margin. Slight scattered foxing of text. Else good, w/tight spine.

John P. Lightner was a 20-year-old VMI student who mustered as a private into Co. “B”, 4th Virginia Infantry, 6/22/1861. He died of Typhoid fever, 2/6/1862. Student Frank Preston was commissioned as Captain of Co. “B”, Virginia Military Institute Infantry Battalion, 5/15/1864. Date and method of discharge unknown.

Excellent memento of two VMI Civil War-soldier cadets. Invites further research.  [jp]

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