1870 1st Ed. Cavalry Saddle Horse Soldier Confederate Military Prisons U.s. Army For Sale
THREE YEARS IN THE FEDERAL CAVALRY This sale is for an original 1870 FIRST EDITION of"THREE YEARS IN THE FEDERAL CAVALRY" by Willard Glazier, published by R. H. Ferguson & Company of New York. This book consists of 339 pages of the author's experiences during battles, skirmishes, raids and expeditionsduring his three years as a Cavalry soldier during the Civil War, prepared from daily entries in his personal journal, most notably during the Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac. Mr. Glazier attempts to do justice through reliable and detailed accountsto all those gallant horsemen who "have done the most brilliant things."
The author is outstanding in relating his experiences in chronological order, from beginning to end. He candidly discusses camp life and its influences, campaigns, rebel invasions and raids to include GETTYSBURG. The final chapter concludeswith the authors capture and introduction to prison life.Supporting these reports are10 ILLUSTRATIONS!pertainingto Calvary leaders and their battlesup untilthe authors capture and introduction to prison life.
Published in 1870, this book is in GOOD CONDITION especially to be 143 YEARS OLD! Boards have edge, corner wear. All pages present and tightly bound with no destructive tears or markings. Binding is strong. Previous owners bookplaye inside front cover. Original owners signature dated 1871. Itis an excellent read, presented well.If you are interested in historical writings from a Civil War soldier, you should offer to win this item!!!
Willard Glazier, author, born in Fowler, St. Lawrence County, New York, 22 August, 1841. He spent his boyhood on a farm, and was educated principally at the state normal-school at Albany. He taught in Schodack, New York, in 1859-'60, and in 1861 enlisted in the 2d New York, or Harris cavalry regiment. He had reached the rank of lieutenant, when he was taken prisoner in a cavalry skirmish near Buckland Mills, Virginia, on 18 October, 1863, and sent to Libby prison. He was afterward transferred to Georgia, to Charleston, and then to Columbia, South Carolina, whence he made his escape, but was recaptured near Springfield, Georgia He escaped again from Sylvania, Georgia, 19 December 1864, and returned home, his term of service having expired, but on 25 February, 18115, entered the army again as 1st lieutenant in the 26th New York cavalry, and served till the end of the war. He has since devoted himself to literature, and frequently delivered lectures. In 1876 he went from Boston to San Francisco on horseback, and was captured by hostile Indians near Skull Rocks, Wyoming territory, but made his escape. In 1881 he made a canoe voyage of 3,000 miles, from the head-waters to the mouth of the Mississippi, and claimed to be the discoverer of a small lake south of Lake Itasca, which he main-rains should be regarded as the true source of the Mississippi. It has since been found that this lake is laid down on the maps of the government surveys. Captain Glazier's works include "Capture, Prison-Pen, and Escape," over 400,000 copies of which were sold (Albany, 1865)" " Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" (New York, 1870); "Battles for the Union" (Hartford, 1874); "Heroes of Three Wars" (Philadelphia, 1878);" Peculiarities of American Cities" (1883) ; and "Down the Great River" (1887). See his life by John A. Owens, entitled "Sword and Pen" (Philadelphia, 1884).
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