Newberry, SC: Elbert H. Aull Company, 1899. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #5687
Octavo. 583, [1 (blank)], 5 (index), [1 (blank)], 2 (errata) pp., 10 plates. First edition. In gray cloth with title in gold on the spine--likely an early 20th century rebinding. Largely a clean, bright copy; spine titling is somewhat faded and difficult to read; top corner of the front board is bumped; a few leaves are dog-eared in the center of the book; there is some soiling to the margin of one leaf; another leaf has a short closed tear on bottom edge and was folded in prior to printing as the dog-eared portion contains a word of the printed text. A solid copy of an uncommon unit history. "A full, thick account of a famous South Carolina brigade; the author gives personal descriptions of campaigns in both East and West" Nevins I, p.81. Hartwell writes, "This is a good narrative, full of description of army life. Kershaw's Brigade was in the Virginia theater for all the major battles from First Manassas through Gettysburg. It was then in Georgia for the battle at Chickamauga, then back to Virginia for Lee's 1864 campaign against Grant. By the time of the fall of Columbia it was fighting Sherman in South Carolina and finally surrendered to him at Durham Station" In Tall Cotton 41. Coulter 126; Dornbusch III, 1211; Howes D-323 "aa"