New York: Neale Publishing Company, 1909. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #6503
Octavo. 210 pp. First edition. A bright copy in plum cloth with title in gold on the spine and the front cover. Spine a trifle sunned; foxing to the endpapers, otherwise a clean copy. Krick writes, "Royall was born in Fauquier County, Virginia and served during the Civil War in Company A, 9th Virginia Cavalry. Among his own reminiscences included in this volume are interesting anecdotes about cavalry scouts and relating to the Battle of Brandy Station. Perhaps the most valuable section of the book is the portion which quotes a lengthy and important letter of Col. William H. Palmer, staff officer to A. P. Hill. Palmer's letter concerns the Wilderness Campaign. An account of the Lee-to-the-rear incident is included. Royall's own experiences took him to Fort Delaware and Old Capitol Prison" Neale Books 428. Dornbusch II, 1241; CWB I, 154.