First edition of the Southern History of the War: Official Reports of Battles, published by the Confederate Congress in 1863. Published along with Official Reports of Battles, by Order of Congress in 1862. This Confederate rebuttal includes important first person reports on the Battle of Manassas, New Orleans, Shiloh and Fort Donelson.
Thick octavo, 578pp [index], [2pp ads]. Rebound in brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. New endpapers. Frontispiece portrait of General P.G.T. Beauregard, with tissue cover. Solid text block, faint toning and foxing to edges. (Howes O30) (Dornbusch III: 1426) (P & W 2345) (Crandall 1376) (Sabin 15325) A scarce copy.
A vital reference publication, containing a wealth of material not found in common Confederate reference material.