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Original Civil War book 1864-Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States
Richmond VA: Not Stated, 1864. Extremely Rare ORIGINAL printing of the Regulations for the Army of the Confederate States With a Full Index. Printed in Richmond: West & Johnston, 145 Main Street, 1864 This book has an original label "CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL LITERARY SOCIETY. This book is the property of THE CONFEDERATE MUSEUM RICHMOND, VIRGINIA" Writing on book cover is too faded to read. Book has notes (authentic provenance) on inside pages, including.... "CAPTURED IN THE LURAYVALLEY, OCT 1864". Also various doodling and handwritten remarks "XIX", which could be from the XIX Corps (Union Army). See photos for all the unique characteristics this treasure of a book contains. The Battle of Fisher's Hill was fought September 21-22, 1864, near Strasburg, Virginia, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War. Despite its strong defensive position, the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. Jubal Early was defeated by the Union Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan Sheridan had almost 35,000 men in the Shenandoah Valley opposing Early, with just under 10,000. Early, following the Third Battle of Winchester took a strong position. His right rested on the North Branch of the Shenandoah River. The left flank of his infantry was on Fisher's Hill. Confederate cavalry was expected to hold the ground from there to Little North Mountain. Maj. Gen. George Crook advised Sheridan to flank this position. His command was assigned to move along the wooded slopes of the mountain to attack the cavalry. Crook's attack began about 4 p.m. on September 22, 1864. … [Click Below for Full Description]
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