Louisville, Kentucky: Lewis N. Thompson, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Thick quarto. 1104pp. Color flag frontispiece. Illustrated. Text later recased in brown cloth with gilt lettered title on front cover. New end papers. Bookplate of author/historian James I. Robertson, Jr. on the front paste down.Howes T-193; Nevins I p.168 - "Possessing everything from rosters to tall tales, Thompson's thick study is a standard source for any study of the Western theater, especially the 1862 fighting in Louisiana." From Wikipedia:The Orphan Brigade was the nickname of the First Kentucky Brigade, a group of military units recruited from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fight for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. The brigade was the largest Confederate unit to be recruited from Kentucky during the war. Its original commander was Major General John C. Breckinridge, former Vice President of the United States and candidate for President, who was enormously popular with Kentuckians. (Inventory #: 10246)
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