Cincinnati, 1867. 551pp. plus folding map. Frontispiece portrait. Original blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt. Spine ends and corners a bit frayed. front joint split but holding well. Bookplate on front pastedown, minor foxing. Very good. A sympathetic account of Shelby's cavalry, which was active in almost every campaign of the Civil War west of the Mississippi. Shelby saw action at Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn, Helena, Camden, and many other minor engagements. The map depicts the route of marches and locations of engagements of Shelby's cavalry. After the war Shelby led his men into Mexico to fight for Maximilian. HOWES E54. NEVINS I, p.85. GENERALS IN GRAY, pp.273-74. (Inventory #: WRCAM48985)
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