by Castleman, John Breckinridge ; (Major C.S.A.; Brigadier General U.S.A.)
Louisville, KY: Courier-Journal Job Printing. Very Good. 1917. First Edition. Paperback. 269 pages; Original owner's initials on ffep dated Dec 1917 followed by brief inscription "My Willie/ With his wife's dearest love/ A.B. Jones" otherwise clean and tight in original gray cloth binding lettered in navy blue. Cloth generally dust soiled, rubbed at extremities. OCLC: 1540685 John Breckinridge Castleman (1841 – 1918) was a Confederate Major and a Brigadier General (U.S. Army) from Kentucky. During the Civil War, Castleman and his 41 recruits in Lexington, Kentucky went to Knoxville, Tennessee to form the Second Kentucky Cavalry company under John Hunt Morgan. Major Castleman led his guerrillas in an attempt to burn supply boats in St. Louis, Missouri but was arrested in October 1864. He was convicted of spying and sentenced to death, but his execution was stayed by Abraham Lincoln. Following the war, Castleman was exiled from the United States, and studied medicine in France. He was pardoned by Andrew Johnson and returned to Kentucky in 1866. He revived the Louisville Legion, a militia unit, in 1878 and became adjutant general of Kentucky in 1883. The unit became the 1st Kentucky Volunteers in the Spanish–American War, and Castleman was commissioned a colonel in the U.S. Army. His unit participated in the invasion of Puerto Rico, and after the war he was promoted to brigadier general and served as military governor of the island. . (Inventory #: 39991)
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