[CIVIL WAR]. MAHAN, D.H. A Treatise on Field Fortification. New York: John Wiley, 1848. Previously owned and inscribed by CSA Major James T.W. Hairston.

Hardcover. 2nd edition. Brown binding with gilt lettering on leather spine (heavy wear to spine, dampstaining to cover, occasional spotting throughout, some pencil doodles on interior that may be of later origin). Includes all 12 of the original plates. Pencil inscriptions in multiple locations with the name "James T. W. Hairston / Lowndes Co. Mississippi."

Major James Thomas Watt Hairston (1835-1908) was born in Lowndes County, Mississippi. He was an 1858 graduate of the Virginia Military Academy and at the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate Army. HDS indicates Hairston enlisted on 5/1/1861 as a captain and was commissioned into Co. E MS 11th Infantry. He served as commandant of Libby Prison and later served as AAG on the staff of General J.E.B. Stewart for more than two years.  

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