First edition. 8vo. Decorated cloth, 193 pp., portrait. Fletcher's rememberences has been hailed by historians as a classic and indispensable work of a common foot soldier who happened to have fought in many of the war's most dramatic engagements. Fletcher returned to East Texas following the Civil War, where he owned a successful lumber business until his death in the early 1900s. Howes F194 says, "Best personal narrative by a Confederate private. An excellent Civil War narrative about a man who enlisted in the 5th Texas Cavalry in 1861 and later transferred to the 8th Texas Cavalry in 1864. Most of the [original] edition was destroyed by fire." Some rubbing and soiling to the fore-edges of the covers and some internal soil to a few pages, a small old water stain to the margin along the bottom page edges, and a small amount of insect nibbling to the lower margin edges of pages 105 through 117, else a very good, tight copy of a rare book. Housed in a cloth slipcase with leather label on spine and titles stamped in gold gilt.
Inventory Number: 41166