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Rebel Private: Front And Rear Experiences And Observations From The Early Fifties And Through The Civil War. by  W. A. Fletcher

Rebel Private: Front And Rear Experiences And Observations From The Early Fifties And Through The Civil War.

by W. A. Fletcher

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

$1,850.00