ARMY LIFE OF AN ILLINOIS SOLDIER, Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's March to the Sea. Charles | Wills, Mary Kellogg, Wright.

ARMY LIFE OF AN ILLINOIS SOLDIER, Including a Day by Day Record of Sherman's March to the Sea

Washington: Globe Printing Company, 1906. Hard Cover. Good+ binding. Item #4904

Octavo. 383 pp.; frontispiece. First Edition. As issued, in blue cloth binding; soiled and shelfworn. Corners and spine ends frayed; spine somewhat darkened; some minor, but strange impressions to the first several leaves from something behind the front pastedown--peculiar, but not terribly intrusive. “The scene of his military activities until 1864 lay in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi and Alabama; in 1864-1865 he participated in the Atlanta campaign and Sherman's March. Letters from the author containing many interesting comments on the country and its population, are the most valuable part of this work” Coulter 480. "A participant in the Western campaigns, Wills relied on lengthy letters for the events through the fall of Atlanta, then reproduced a sketchy diary for Sherman's march; undertones of humor mark the whole narrative" Nevins I, p. 179; Dornbusch I, 29.

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