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GUARD BOOK CO. D. 12th MAINE REGIMENT INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS U.S.A. 1862 G.E. ANDREWS 1st SERGT. [manuscript title]
[Various locations, mostly Louisiana, 1862. [120]pp. Contemporary sheep, later leatherette backstrip, titles stamped in dark brown on front board, reading, "GUARD BOOK D. CO. 12th REG. MAINE." Some edge wear, mild chipping, and light scuffing to boards. Front hinge detached, spine cracked, occasional thumb-soiling to text. Still, very good. A manuscript record book documenting an entire year of guard duty worked by various members of Company D, 12th Maine Infantry Regiment Volunteers during the early part of the Civil War. The majority of time recorded in this book emanates from Louisiana, while the 12th Maine Regiment was attached to Butler's Expeditionary Corps from January to March 1862. On their way to Louisiana, the regiment travelled on the Steamship Constitution to Ship Island, Mississippi, serving there until May 4, 1862. The Regiment then traveled to New Orleans for guard duty at the U.S. Mint until October 1862. While in New Orleans, the Regiment took part in the expedition to Pass Manchaca from June 16-20 and the expedition to Ponchatoula from September 13-18. In October, the Regiment moved slightly north to Camp Parapet in Shrewsbury, Louisiana, and served there until Nov. 19, 1862; the record book ends here. Each two-page opening of the ledger is pre-printed with a large column on the left for names and thirty-one numbered smaller columns for marking days served on guard duty. Most days have just one or two tick marks for any particular soldier, indicating just one or two men were on active patrol, mostly privates, but also sergeants, corporals, musicians, wago … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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