Meadville, PA: Edward T. Bates, Publisher, 1882. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #005219
First edition. Re-bound in modern glossy boards. 261 pages including index. With new endpapers. LACKING any original endpapers and preliminaries to the title page, including the frontispiece portrait of Joseph Hooker. All other illustrations/maps present as called for. A detailed account of The Battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil War, detailing the planning for the campaign, the preparations of the armies, the plan of the campaign and movement of the cavalry, maneuvers, conduct of the battle, the injuries to Hooker and Jackson, etc. Included is an appendix of official orders, telegrams and testimony. Bates was a noted historian and educator, author of the key work 'History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers 1861-1865.' GOOD condition. Minor uneven fading and rubbing to the covers. Text block solid but toned. A few stray pencil marks on the fore edge, with a stray mark to the Jackson illustration. Faint dampstain on the first page of the preface. Maps cropped close along the fore edge but complete.