First edition of the history of the Illinois Thirteenth Volunteer Infantry.
Octavo, viii, 672pp. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine, embossed decorative illustrations on cover. Wear to rear cover, light dampstain at top edge. Frontispiece portrait of Colonel John B. Wyman with tissue cover. Floral endpapers, some cracking at hinges, text block stable and secure. (Nevins 1, 110)
Comments: The 13th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized under the Ten Regiment Bill and nicknamed “Fremont’s Grey Hounds.” They were part of General Sherman’s attack on Chickasaw Bayou, where their commander, Colonel Wyman was killed.
Full title: Military History and Reminiscences Of The Thirteenth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War In The United States 1861 – 1865 – Prepared by a Committee of the Regiment in 1891