Reminiscences of Four Years as a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army 1861-1865. John Gill.

Reminiscences of Four Years as a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army 1861-1865

Baltimore: Sun Printing Office, 1904. First Edition. Black & white frontispiece portrait. Full cloth. Octavo. 137 pages. Good. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with title and ornament stamped in white on upper board. Mottling to cloth on spine and upper board with slight dampstaining to lower fore edges of front and rear endpapers. Shallow bumps to spine ends with some mild rubbing. Front hinge has been expertly repaired with archival tissue.

Gill was an Annapolis native who "went south" in early May, 1861, and enlisted in the Confederate cavalry along with a company of Marylanders. He served throughout the war in various cavalry units, including Mosby's Rangers, seeing action at Manassas, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keyes, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Spotsylvania, Wilderness, Gettysburg, Trevilians, Yellow Tavern, Brandy Station, Culpeper, and the struggle around Richmond. These personal recollections were privately published for Gill's immediate family and friends. NEVINS vol. I p. 94; RHODES p.117.

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