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Miller, James Hervey. My War Experiences. [Gardner: Meals Print, Co., 1912].

Miller, James Hervey. My War Experiences. [Gardner: Meals Print, Co., 1912].

350.00

68 pp., 5 full page photographic plates (including one that shows the author’s wounded arm).

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Miller, James Hervey. MY WAR EXPERIENCES. [Gardner: Meals Print, Co., 1912]. 68 pp., 5 full page photographic plates (including one that shows the author’s wounded arm). First edition. Original stiff printed wrappers. A near fine copy.

A rare and valuable personal narrative of campaigning in both the Eastern and Western Theaters. Sergeant Miller served in the Company H, 36th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 9th Army Corps.

This unit saw action at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12-15, 1862 and participated in the "Mud March" before being moved to Lexington, Kentucky. They were in the Expedition toward the Cumberland River after Morgan; fought in the Vicksburg campaign; and participated in the siege of Jackson, Mississippi.

Afterward they marched across the Cumberland Mountains to eastern Tennessee and were active in the Knoxville campaign. Returning to Virginia, they fought in the Rapidan Campaign, Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. They were present throughout the siege of Petersburg and attacked after the Mine exploded on July 30, 1864.

The regiment remained in active service until the surrender at Appomattox and were at the Grand Review of the Armies on May 23, 1865.

DORNBUSCH IV, 517. DORNBUSCH-FELTON IV, 5042. Not in COLEMAN, HAYNES, NEVINS, NICHOLSON or SMITH.

WORLDCAT records only four institutional library holdings, none of which are in Massachusetts. 

 

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