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Wheelock, Julia S.

THE BOYS IN WHITE: The Experience of a Hospital Agent In and Around Washington. [Michigan Relief Association]

Lange and Hillman: NY 1870 Two engravings (including frontis) of the author and her brother,. Text illustr on last page, 7.5 x 5, blindstamped green cloth gilt spine lettering, gilt illustr on front cover of a hospital tent, 268 pp. Covers worn, well rubbed, spotting, extremities worn and frayed, spine cover splitting and lacks spine tips, inner hinges cracked, one illustr lacks tissue guard, light staining, tears, creased corners, last page lacks upper corner affecting text somewhat, text block tight. Wheelock was part of the Michigan Relief Association and brought supplies to and wrote letters for soldiers in hospitals/field hospitals. The Michigan troops that she encountered were from the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th cavalry, the 1st -- 8th and 16th, 20th. 24th and 26th Infantry. She writes well, very descriptive accounts of her duties, her observations, the war, conditions of the soldiers, her arrival in Washington the day before Lincoln was assassinated. Well worth reading. FIRST EDITION.


Book Id: 98-6709

Price: $75.00

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