Waco, TX: J.S. Hill, 1901. Likely a First. The standard orange wrappers. Believe better than average. Some wrinkled pages and the standard page toning. See description. / None. Item #554
Private West served in the famed Fourth Texas Infantry, Hood's Texas Brigade, Longstreet's Corp, Army of Northern Virginia. This brigade is arguably the most fighting and best unit on either side. In all the major fights in the Eastern Tether and also sent West in time to fight at Chickamauga. Contains many personal anecdotes and frequent use of names of fellow soldiers. West became a judge and speaker at Confederate reunions, in fact, a text of an 1897 speech he gave in Texas is included.
Nevins I-176: "Among the best personal accounts of life in Hood's famous brigade." Howes 278. Dornbusch II-1090. Coulter 469.
NOTE: THERE ARE REFERENCES TO A PORTRAIT IN THE BOOK IF THE BOOK HAS AN APPENDIX, THE PLACEMENT OF THE PORTRAIT. THIS COPY DOES NOT HAVE AN APPENDIX, HENCE NO PORTRAIT. THIS HINTS THAT THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE PRINTING.