Some Reminiscences of Persons and Incidents of the Civil War. J. W. Ratchford.
Some Reminiscences of Persons and Incidents of the Civil War

Some Reminiscences of Persons and Incidents of the Civil War

Hardcover, Austin, TX: Shoal Creek Publishers, 1971. Reprint. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1971 Facsimile copy of the rare 1909 book by Major Ratchford detailing his experiences in the Confederate Army. Ratchford was the first Confederate injured in a land battle in the Civil War and may have fought in more battles than any other soldier on either side. He knew all the great men of the Confederacy and fought in some of the most pivotal battles. Only four copies of the original 1909 publication were known to exist in 1971 when the facsimile was made. The book was actually written by Ratchford's daughter who was the Rare Book librarian at the University of Texas for 40 years. Her father told her stories of Stonewall Jackson, RE Lee, Davis, Hood, Hill, and Bragg and she wrote the reminiscences down to create a book that is more centered on people than events. An incredibly interesting item for any Civil War collector. Preface by Dr. Bluford B. Hestir. Begins page 5: "BETHEL REGIMENT. I shall begin these reminiscence with the statement (certainly true so far as I have been able to learn) that mine was the first blood shed in an open engagement in the late Civil War." Ships same or next business day. Book is in like new condition. Slipcase has normal shelf and edge wear, light fingerprint wear, gold surface has been lightly rubbed along edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages. [Item #54749]

Price: $30.00

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