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Pocket bible belonging to Samuel Ladd Jr., Company B, 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry

American Bible Society: New York 1862 3.75 x 2.5", soft leather covers with flap, stamped in gilt on the flap "Mussey Guards", all edges gilt, 96pp. Covers rubbed/scuffed, presentation label on front pastedown, scattered spotting on pastedowns and blank pages else very good condition. Private, later Corporal Samuel Ladd Jr. of Shelby Township, Macomb County, Michigan enlisted on August 7, 1862 and mustered in seven days later. The 22nd Regiment participated in the Defense of Cincinnati September 1863, Battle of Chickamauga September 1863, and in 1864 May-Battle of Atlanta, June-Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, August-Battle of Jonesboro. Promoted to corporal on April 24, 1864. Ladd was discharged on May 29, 1865 and died almost four years later, unmarried at the age of twenty-eight and was buried in Utica Cemetery in Macomb County. The bible was given to him by the American Bible Society. His father Samuel Ladd Jr. was the director of the wildcat bank, Bank of Utica in 1837, the first year of Michigan's statehood, and later Shelby Township treasurer in 1866. As for "Mussey Guards", in his regiment there was an officer from Mussey Twp. St. Clair County, Michigan, Jefferson J. Wilder. Or, in the 5th and 30th Michigan regiment there were soldiers named Mussey, but neither unit was in the same location as the 22nd. In extraordinarily great condition for a Civil War soldier's pocket bible, most are falling apart.

Book Id: 99-4076

Price: $495.00

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