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Contributions to a history of the Richmond Howitzer Battalion. (1883-1886) Pamphlets No. 1, 2, and 4

Contributions to a history of the Richmond Howitzer Battalion. (1883-1886) Pamphlets No. 1, 2, and 4

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Virginia Artillery. Richmond Howitzers. McCarthy, Carlton (editor). Contributions to a history of the Richmond Howitzer Battalion. Richmond, Va.: Carlton McCarthy & Co., 1883-6. 84, 85-304, 64 pages. First editions. There were a total of four pamphlets in this series published by the Richmond Howitzer Association between 1883 and 1886. Offered here are Pamphlets numbered 1, 2 and 4. This offering does not include pamphlet number 3. Pamphlet No. 1 has been removed from a bound volume with loss to backstrip. Both original printed wrappers are present. It is a surplus duplicate from the Library of Congress and is so stamped. Contents of Pamphlet No. 1 are: I. Organization of First company and John Brown raid, by Captain Henry Hudnall, of Second Company. II. Our dead [by] Captain W.G. McCabe. December 13, 1878. III. The battle of Bethel, by Rev. E.G. Gordon, of Third Company. December 13, 1882. IV. All official reports (C.S. and U.S.), battle of Bethel. Pamphlet No. 2 has also been removed from a bound volume and shows loss of backstrip. Both original printed wrappers are present. It, too, is a surplus duplicate from the Library of Congress and is so stamped. Contents of Pamphlet No. 2 are: A diary of the war, by W.S. White, Third Richmond Howitzers, First Virginia Artillery, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. II. Rolls of Third Company Richmond Howitzers as Mustered in and as Surrendered. Pamphlet No. 4 has not been removed from a bound volume and was not a Library of Congress duplicate. It has both original printed wrappers. There is minor chipping at top and bottom of backstrip and a long closed tear and vertical crease to front wrapper from opening. Overall, very good condition. Contents of Pamphlet No. 4 are: I. Prison diary of C.T. Davis, of Second Company. II. That hog-hole, by J.V.L. McCreery, of First Company. III. Extracts from an old "Order book" of First Company Richmond Howitzers. Together, this is an informative compilation of primary source on this renowned artillery unit. These pamphlets are very scarce, most having been read to death by the Veterans themselves. DORNBUSCH II, 1116. HAYNES: VIRGINIANA, 19781. NEVINS I, p.173. NICHOLSON p.747. SWEM: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF VIRGINIA, 1102.

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