Signed first edition of Forty-Six Years in the Army by John M. Schofield.
Thick octavo, xvi, , 577pp, . Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Top edge gilt. Solid text block, light wear to corners and edges of spine. Internally fine. Complete with two maps and frontispiece of General Schofield.
Signed by the author on the front free endpaper: “J.M. Schofield / Lieut Genl. U.S.A. March 7, 1898.” (Nevins I, 156) (Eicher, 564) A scarce title signed by the author.
General John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906) was a distinguished Union Army officer during the American Civil War, and the 28th United States Secretary of War under Presidents Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant. During the Civil War, he served under William T. Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign. As Sherman began his March to the Sea, Schofield went north and commanded the Army of the Ohio during the Battle of Franklin, earning recognition for his tactical restraint and contributions to the Union victory. His service was later honored with the Medal of Honor in 1892 for his actions at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek