ORIGINAL EX-LIBRARY COPY- HISTORY OF THE 13TH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS

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The full title of this volume is “THREE YEARS IN THE ARMY; THE STORY OF THE THIRTEENTH MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEERS FROM JULY 16, 1861 TO AUGUST 1, 1864.”

The author is Charles E. Davis Jr. who served as a member of Company B of the regiment. The book was published in Boston in 1894.

Volume is hardcover and meas. approx. 6.00 x 9.00 inches and runs 476 pages with index and roster with several maps.

Covers are dark blue with the regimental monument at Gettysburg embossed in strong gold on the front cover. Title is also in gold on the spine with a worn spot where the library shelf number was rubbed off. Both front and back covers are good and show light wear. A little heavier wear on the top and bottom of the spine. Binding is good but the interior front signature is getting weak. Interior is very clean. Inside front cover has a library label. Inside back cover shows a very small amount of glue residue from the circulation card pocket.

The 13th Massachusetts was raised in June of 1861 and served in the Departments of the Shenandoah and Rappahannock as well as the 3rd Corps of the Army of Virginia and the 1st and 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac being engaged at 2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and through most of Grant’s Overland Campaign until they were mustered out at the expiration of their term of service on August 1, 1864. The regiment lost 4 officers and 157 men killed, died of wounds and disease.  [AD] [PH:L]

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