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Smith, Gustavus W.

CONFEDERATE WAR PAPERS. Fairfax Court House, New Orleans, Seven Pines, Richmond and North Carolina.

Atlantic Publishing And Engraving Co: NY 1884 Frontis, three folding maps, 7.5 x 5.5, blind stamped cloth with gilt lettering, 381 pp. Covers worn, stained, rubbed, corners bumped and worn, spine tips worn, torn and bumped (missing most of upper spine tip), front inner hinge cracked and cover loose, bookplate/pocket of previous owner which has caused offsetting to opposite endpaper, loose signatures, title page detached (but present), chipping, staining to title page and frontis, pages browning else contents good. Smith commanded many units: 2nd corps, Army of the Potomac; Aquia District, Department of Northern Virginia; Army of Tennessee; 1st division, Georgia Militia. It was at the Battle of Seven Pines in 1862 where he took charge of the army after the wounding of Gen. Joseph Johnston. Within a few hours he was relieved of his command by Gen. Robert E. Lee. In February of 1863 he resigned after six officers were promoted over his head. Nevins et al. wrote that "Smith was a failure as a general; this work (his book) is largely his rationalization for shortcomings at Seven Pines." Second Ed. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO HIS NIECE MRS. ALICE RUTH HATCH AND DATED MARCH 26, 1890, NEW YORK CITY.


Book Id: 97-6036

Price: $495.00

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