The Heart Of A Soldier: As Revealed in the intimate Letters of Genl. George E. Pickett C.S.A
George Pickett

The Heart Of A Soldier: As Revealed in the intimate Letters of Genl. George E. Pickett C.S.A

New York: Seth Moyle, 1913. First edition First edition. Hardcover in tan and buff cloth lettered and decorated in dark brown. 215 pp. With four full page illustrations by Franklin Booth. Very good, minor wear here and there. The first collection in book form (previously appeared in McClure's Magazine) of letters Confederate General George Pickett wrote to his fiancee and eventual wife La Salle Corbell, during the Civil War. The letters begin with an explanation of why he sided with the South, comment on battles, an expression of presentiment written tghe night before he was wounded at Gaines Mills, his promotion to Major General. He warned her to leave the dangers of the war zone; commented on Gettysburg; commented on the birth of their son; wrote a letter a few hours before Appomattox. The concluding section contains material from after the War. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: E22544)

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