[CIVIL WAR]. A group of 14 memoirs, biographies, and novels of generals and other Civil War figures, comprising:

GRANT, Ulysses S. (1822-1885). Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885 & 1886. 2 volumes, 8vo. Half-titles, engraved frontispieces with facsimile signatures. (Some spotting, especially vol. II, mild toning.) Original publisher's illustrated green cloth gilt (small tear at vol. II end cap, hinge starting). Provenance: gifted to Dennis Schurr from Brown University for his help with the Rush Hawkins sword litigation (30 July 2013 letter on Brown University letterhead). FIRST EDITION with Gen. U.S. Grant and Family at Mt. McGregor, N.Y. June 19, 1885. N.p., n.d. Albumen cabinet card on cardstock mount (some soiling to mount). Eicher 492


WESTERVELT, William B. (b. ca 1837) Lights and Shadows of Army Life, A Seen by a Private Soldier. Marlboro, NY: C.H. Cochrane, 1886. 8vo. Frontispiece. (Toned.) Original publisher's dark brown cloth gilt (minor staining, wear at joints). INSCRIBED by the author to P.H. Smith on the front free endpaper. Westervelt was a veteran of the 27th NY Infantry and the 17th NY Veteran Zouaves, originally enlisting on 5/8/1861 as a private and mustered into Co. F of the 27th NY, promoted to corporal on 9/1/1861, mustering out on 5/31/1863. He re-enlisted on 9/8/1863 as a private into Co. A of the 38th NY Infantry but transferred on 10/14/1863 into Co. K of the 17 NY (Veteran) Infantry. He saw promotion to 1st sergeant and 1st lieutenant and was mustered out on 7/13/1865. 

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PITTENGER, William (1840-1904). Capturing a Locomotive: A History of Secret Service in the Late War. Washington DC: The National Tribune, 1881. Frontispiece with additional plates. (Toned.) Original publisher's illustrated cloth (spine slightly leaned, a few spots rubbed). Provenance: Thomas S. Bowden, Washington, ME (bookplates). -- SHERIDAN, Philip Henry (1831-1888). Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. General United States Army. New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1888. Vol. II (of 2). Half-title, engraved frontispiece, plates, maps. (Light toning.) Original publisher's illustrated green cloth gilt. Provenance: Horace Weber (bookplate). -- SHERMAN, William Tecumseh (1820-1891). Memoirs of Gen. W.T. Sherman. New York: Charles L. Webseter & Co., 1892. Vol. I (of 2). Engraved frontispiece, half-titles, maps. (Light toning.) Original publisher's green cloth gilt (light rubbing). Provenance: Horace Weber (bookplate). Fourth edition. -- WILSON, Alf. Adventures of Alf Wilson. Washington DC: The National Tribune, 1897. Illustrated. (Toned, dampstain to lower corner.) Original textured and illustrated wrappers (wear to extremities). -- HOLDEN, Joseph William (1844-1875). Hatteras and Other Poems. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton Printing Company, 1925. Frontispiece, half-titles. (Spotting, toning.) Original publisher's green cloth gilt (light wear to extremities). Holden was a politician and veteran of the 31st NC Infantry, mustered into Co. D as a 1st Sergeant on 9/18/1861. He was promoted twice to 3rd lieut. (10/4/1861) and 2nd lieut. (11/27/1861) and is listed as POW at Roanoke Island (2/8/1862), paroled at Elizabeth City, NC (2/21/1862), and exchanged for Edwin D. Phillips on 8/27/1862. --And 7 others. Together, 14 works in 16 volumes, all FIRST EDITION except where noted, 8vo, condition generally good. 

Provenance:The Civil War Collection of Dennis C. Schurr

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