Battles for the Union...(inscribed by the author). Captain Willard Glazier.
Battles for the Union...(inscribed by the author)

Battles for the Union...(inscribed by the author)

Hartford, CT: Gilman & Company, 1878. Hardcover. Octavo in royal blue cloth hardcovers ornately lettered and decorated in gilt and black. INSCRIBED IN THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, "To Hubbard Brothers, With Compliments of the author/ Newark, 1880". (Hubbard Brothers were the author's current publishers at the time of the inscription). A tight, bright example, trace of wear to the extremities. Frontispiece portrait engraving of the author with tissue guard. Foxing to the tissue guard and a bit to the portrait. xix+ 417 pp. including testimonials at rear. Eight full page illustrations. Descriptions and anecdotes of major battles of the Civil War beginning with Fort Sumter, though Big Bethel, Bull Run, Wilson's Creek, Ball's Bluff, Mill Spring, Pea Ridge, the naval engaement between the Monitor and the Merrimac, Newbern, Winchester, Falmouth Heights, and many more throughout the war, concluding with Waynesboro, Bentonville, Five Forks and the surrender. Glazier was a member of the 2nd New York, rising to the rank of Lieutenant and was captured in October, 1863 and held at the infamous Libby Prison. He escaped twice, recaptured once and eventually joined the 26th New York and served until the end of the war. In addition to writing his books on the Civil War, he journeyed to Wyoming Territory and was captured by hostile natives from whom he also escaped. His most notable adventure was an 1881 3000 mile canoe trip down the Mississippi River from its headwaters to its mouth. He claimed to have the discovered the actual headwater source, a small lake just south of Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota which he renamed for himself (and which is today called Elk Lake). In 1893 he published a book about his discovery. fine. Item #E21427

Price: $125.00

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