First edition of Sketches and Reminiscences by Joshua Hilary Hudson.
Octavo, 190pp. Maroon cloth, title in gilt on front cover. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, wear to covers, faint stain to bottom edge of text block, a very good example. Title page starting, but stable. Previous ownership stamp to front endpaper. Includes frontispiece portrait of the author and five photographic plates. (Howes H-764) (Nevins I, 108)
This work by Lieut. Colonel Joshua Hudson details the operations of the 26th South Carolina Infantry during the American Civil War. It contains a valuable account of the “Battle of the Crater,” during the siege of Petersburg. One of the few accounts by a Confederate eyewitness and participant in the short battle.