Orange, N.J.: The Evening Mail Publishing House, 1888. . 8vo, bright royal blue publisher's cloth, spine, gilt and somewhat darkened, minor wear to head and tail; bookplate of the Massachusetts Historical Society on the front pastedown. In August 1862 Toombs enlisted as a sergeant in Company F, 13th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry , and served for the next three year of the war, participating in the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburgand the Battles around Atlanta. He was in "The March to the Sea" and the Campaign in the Carolinas. He was discharged on June 8, 1865. After the war, he became a newspaperman in Orange and Newark, New Jersey. In 1878 he published the first regimental history of his unit, titled "Reminisces of the War: Comprising a Detailed Account of the Experiences of the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers in Camp, on the March and in Battle" (reprinted in 1994). In 1888he published the present work, which took him several years and contributed to his death. Also in 1878 he bought the "Orange Journal", a weekly newspaper. He tried for 7 years to introduce it as a daily newspaper, but was unsuccessful, and sold it in 1885. He returned to publish "The Newark Evening Mail", but died failing to complete his Civil War histories. (Inventory #: 2689)
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