Item #29015 Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America. Being a concise record and digest of the events connected with the struggle--civil, political, military and naval--with the dates, victories, losses and results--embracing the period between April 23, 1860, and October 31, 1865. Thompson Westcott, attr.
"the cause for which it fought was unsuccessful, because it was wrong..."

Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America. Being a concise record and digest of the events connected with the struggle--civil, political, military and naval--with the dates, victories, losses and results--embracing the period between April 23, 1860, and October 31, 1865

Philadelphia: A. Winch, 1867. Good. Item #29015

Philadelphia: A. Winch, [1867]. First Edition. Octavo; publisher's brown gilt-lettered cloth, brown glazed endpapers; 136pp.; text in double columns. Margins quite rubbed at extremities, top quarter of spine cloth missing with additional smaller loss at spine foot and rather extensive exposure at corners, textblock uniformly toned, ownership signature of a member of the U.S. Army to front flyleaf and title page with their occasional manuscript checkmarks throughout. A Good copy overall, exceptionally hard to find with undamaged spine.

Critical Reconstruction-era evaluation of the Civil War, which was, according to the author, "the result of a discontent long existing, produced by causes imaginary rather than actual, and which were exaggerated in regard to their true bearings and importance, by the cunning of unscrupulous politicians...[The South's] losses must have been very heavy; and the cause for which it fought was unsuccessful, because it was wrong" (the first and final sentence of the Introduction, pp. 3-4).

SABIN 12965.

Price: $150.00