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William D. Porter
<span style="color: black; font-family: "Verdana","sans-serif"; font-size: 13.5pt; mso-fareast-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-font-kerning: 18.0pt;">The Washington Light Infantry of Charleston, S.C. : an account of the revival of the company, with the proceedings in commemoration of its sixty-sixth anniversary, including the oration of the Hon. William D. Porter ... 22d February, 1873</span>
Charleston, S.C. : Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Printers, 1873. FIRST EDITION. 99 pp. w/ laid photo on second page (see pic). Hardcover in original cloth with gilt design on front cover. Housed in a handsom custom-made velvet-lined clamshell with a leather label on the spine. The corners and spine are rubbed and hinges are starting. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Wm. A Courtenay to Captain James Armstrong, Irish Rifles. Mr. Armstrong led a very interesting life and was a part of a number of interesting events in history. An expanded bio of him can be found below. Mr. Courtenay himself was also well-known. He served as mayor of Charleston, SC. at age 48 - served two terms from 1879-1887. Served in General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as a soldier in Joseph B. Kershaw's brigade in General James Longstreet's corps. William Ashmead Courtenay fought at First Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga. In 1893 William Ashmead Courtenay founded Newry, SC and built a cotton mill there. The book contains: Roll of those who have been commanders and chaplains of the Washington Light Infantry -- Roll of those who have been orators of the Washington Light Infantry -- The Washington Light Infantry -- Correspondence -- [Extract from the Charleston News, Jan. 13, 1873] -- An appeal in behalf of the Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club -- Correspondence -- The birth-day celebration, 22d February, 1873 -- W.L.I. re-union in the evening -- Roll of the active members of the Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club, April, 1873. An incredibly scarce book to find in any condition! OCLC records o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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