History of the Eighty-Third Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers by Amos M. Judson. Octavo, xv, [blank],  – 139pp, [chart]. Publisher’s green cloth, title in gilt on cover, embossed decorative covers. Light wear to cloth at bottom corners, on spine. Toning to endpapers, clean text throughout. Bookplate of noted American historian and author Peter Cozzens on front endpaper. (Nevins I, 116) (Eicher, 1084)
Comments: Considered to be one of the better regimental histories that appeared immediately after the war. The Eighty-Third Pennsylvania Volunteers, as members of the Army of the Potomac, participated in almost every notable battle in the eastern United States during the Civil War, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and Appomattox. This regiment suffered the second most casualties of any unit in the Army of the Potomac. This work by Amos M. Judson is an insightful look at the common soldiers’ experience.