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"Chancellorsville and Gettysburg" with Inlaid Abner Doubleday Clipped Signature

Campaigns of the Civil War. VI. Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1882. 12mo, blue cloth with embossed and gilt front and gilt spine lettering, 243pp plus 4pp ads. A 3 x 8 in. slip of paper has been tipped in to edge of tp with: A. Doubleday, Capt 1st Arty, Commanding.

From Fort Sumter (see lot 80352) to Gettysburg, Doubleday saw many fierce battles - Antietam, Fredericksburg, and, of course, Chancellorsville. His performance at Gettysburg has engendered the most argument and analysis, at least to a degree colored by a long-standing enmity with General George Meade. For the next year after the battle, he was assigned administrative duties in Washington, and returned to the field for a short period in 1864.

After the war, he left the volunteer corps and returned to the army at the rank of Lt. Col. He was stationed in San Francisco (where he designed a cable car), then reassigned to the 24th U.S. Infy. (USCT) in Texas. He retired in 1873, spending much of his remaining time writing, in veteran's reunions and managing Gettysburg National Park, but his primary association was with the Theosophical Society.

Condition:Moderate shelf wear, corners bumped; head and foot of spine fraying. Light toning to leaves, only slightly darker at top edge.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$823
06/11/2010

 

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