New York: Watchman Publishing, 1866. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #5416
12mo. [2 (blank)], 287, [1 (blank)], [4 (pub ads)] pp. First edition. Recent binding in brick cloth with printed paper spine label. Pages evenly toned throughout; some early staining to the preliminaries, contemporary owner name, "Cronly" is stamped and written both on the title page and the dedication page; the top corners of a few leaves are creased. An uncommon book. Harwell calls it "a superior narrative by an intelligent North Carolina woman. Mrs. Spencer grew up as a faculty child in Chapel Hill. After the death of her husband in 1861 she returned from Clinton, Alabama, to Chapel Hill. She lived there throughout the war." Dornbusch III, 2400; In Tall Cotton 172; Howes S-832; Nevins II, p 240.