Battle Field and Prison Pen, or Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons. John W. Urban.

Battle Field and Prison Pen, or Through the War, and Thrice a Prisoner in Rebel Dungeons

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[Philadelphia]: Hubbard Brothers, 1882. First Edition. Octavo; xi, 486pp. 16 illustrations including frontis over 13 plates, all present. Publisher's blue cloth with elaborate gilt, black, and blind stamped illustration. Boards well rubbed along edges and corners with some chipping and fraying to spine ends, along with some general scuffing and soiling to cloth. Spine a bit rolled. Ownership inscription of Michael Drabenstadt of Mount-Joy, PA, also a Union soldier during the Civil War, on flyleaf. Offsetting from frontis on title page, with toning from a bookmark on pp 46-7. Opens easily to between a few gatherings, but binding is holding.

Reminiscences of the war by a Pennsylvania Reserve infantryman who was taken prisoner three times. Nevins notes the book was reprinted multiple times under various titles, having many interesting facts but also some errors in details.

[Nevins I-205].

Price: $50.00

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