The Story of the Dining Fork [126th Ohio Vol. Inf.] [Custer] [Dining Fork Valley, Ohio]

C.J. Krehbiel: Cincinnati, 1927. Item #99-4466

Illus., 9 x 6", blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine and cover, gilt hen turkey on front cover, 370pp including appendices. Spine tips and corners (esp. lower) worn and bumped, rubbing, scattered light spotting, title page has a tiny tear, text block cracked else very good condition. Among the people he writes about in this history are the family of General George Armstrong Custer, known to his neighbors as "Armstrong." "During the war he was our hero among the boys at home. We took pride in the fact that he had been brought up in our neighborhood and that we knew him and his family." Also included are photographic images of Gen. Custer and his brother Capt. Tom Custer and of their father Emanuel seated upon "Dandy" the General's favorite horse. The Custer family moved to Monroe, Michigan after the brothers became involved in the Civil War. There are letters from neighbors and family who joined the 126th Ohio Voluntary Infantry, very detailed. Harrison writes of the history of the area and of its people including the founding of Scio College. There's also a good history of the Harrison family who produced two U.S. presidents: William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Comes with a bookmark with this printed message: "If the Reader finds this book like a visit 'back home' a copy presented to a friend may afford a like pleasure; or the name and address of one who may be interested, if mailed to the Author, will be appreciated." An interesting and well-written book with a review and preface by John Uri Lloyd. "Limited Edition."

Price: $35.00

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