Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1885. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Item #6880
Octavo. , xvi, , 467 pp., plates, maps. First edition. In publisher's cloth; all plates and maps are present as called for. A solid copy with some soiling to the covers; spine is sunned; spine ends are a softened with the beginnings of fraying; contemporary owner name on the front pastedown; textblock is lightly and evenly toned in the margins; final few leaves with some dog-eared top corners. Nevertheless, this remains a presentable copy.
Harwell describes this as "the most read, most relied on, most quoted account of Louisiana's Confederate soldiers" In Tall Cotton 136. Coulter writes, "This excellent work of travel is filled with local color, pertinent comments, and observations" Coulter 357. And Nevins rounds out the chorus by calling this "a Confederate classic" CWB I, 140.