Grand Rapids, MI: Dygert Brothers, 1874. First. Hard Cover. Rare half leather. Good+. Tight and square, marbled fore edges. / None. Item #430
The author served in the Third Michigan Infantry. The Third arrived in time for the Seven Days and continued through the conflict finishing in Alabama at the close of the War. The unit fought at Second Manassas and suffered severe losses while engaged with Jackson's Corp. In 1864 the remaining veterans consolidated with the 5th Michigan. While in the Third Corps under Sickles, they fought at the Orchard during the second day at Gettysburg and moved to support the defense around the Angle on day three.. The author speaks highly of General Sickles.
Crotty provides a touching and detailed account of the execution of a deserter.
SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY CROTTY TO THE SAGINAW COURIER.
Dornbusch I-68. Nevins I-76.