Carter | Robert Goldthwaite

Four Brothers in Blue

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First edition of Four Brothers in Blue: A Story of the Great Civil War from Bull Run to Appomattox by Captain Robert Goldthwaite Carter.

Octavo, xiii, 509pp. Blue cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. Solid text block, corners bumped and worn, light wear to cloth. Formerly held at the Langsdale Library at the University of Baltimore, with stamp on copyright page and edge of text block. Internally clean. Frontispiece with portraits of the titular four brothers. Bookplate of historian Peter Cozzens affixed to front endpaper.

(Nevins I, pp. 67) (Howes C-191) (Dornbusch II: 1646) A scarce example, with only one hundred copies printed.

A collection of letters from four brothers, “woven together with narrative by Robert Carter, form an unbroken chronicle of life in the army throughout some of the heaviest fighting of the eastern theater.” (Eischer, 459) The brother’s letters describe in great detail their battle experiences at Antietam, Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, City Point and Appomattox.

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Washington DC


Press of Gibson Bros., Inc.


First Edition, First Printing

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