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Stonewall Jackson; Address of Colonel R. P. Chew, Chief of Horse Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, Delivered at the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, on the Unveiling of Ezekiel's Statue of General T. J. Jackson, June 19, 1912. SIGNED
Lexington, Virginia: Rockbridge County News Print, 1912. First edition. Very Good +. This copy SIGNED twice in ink by Chew ("Compliments R.P. Chew"). 8vo, 64 pages, frontis, 1 plate & 1 map. Contemporary (or nearly so) full green cloth, upper wrap bound in, lower wrap lacking. Dornbusch III: 1448. OCLC locates 6 copies. Lacking lower wrap, slight shelfwear, half inch tear in the upper margin of the title page, previous owner's signature in pencil at the second blank, "Marlborough" in pencil in the margin of the first page of text. Originally issued in stiff paper wraps, this copy in cloth preserving the upper wrap. Provides the text of a lengthy address in which Chew reviews the career of Stonewall Jackson and recounts specifics of various engagements. Chew signs twice, on the upper wrap and again on the recto of the frontis. At age 18 Roger Preston Chew, of Charlestown, Virginia (now West Virginia), raised a company of men known as "Chew's Battery," which became part of the Laurel Brigade under Stonewall Jackson. He participated in all Jackson's campaigns until Jackson's death in May 1863. At age 20 Chew was promoted to the chief of Horse Artillery under J.E.B. Stuart. He served until the close of the war.
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