The Civil War through Music -- Signed by General Irwin McDowell Dozens of Times... Not to Mention Entries from Numerous Other West Point Officers Who Later Commanded Forces During the Civil War! Irwin McDowell, et. al. Irwin McDowell (1818-85), the first Union commander, was appointed brigadier general in May 1861, though he had never commanded men in battle. He was humiliated by Beauregard at First Manassas and replaced by McClellan. He was assigned a corps of the Army of the Potomac, but his shortcomings worked against him, and he was sent west to command the Department of the Pacific. It was his army that was routed at Bull Run. This is a unique ledger, being a "MUSTER ROLL of the Musicians attached to the Cadets of the U.S. Military Academy... stationed at West Point, N.Y." It covers an extensive period from December 31, 1839 through October 31, 1850. Each double sheet lists the musicians, when and where they enlisted, what and when they were paid, allotments for clothing, and remarks related to discharges, deaths, desertions, etc. The Commander of the Musicians and the Inspector and Mustering Officer sign off on each report. The ledger lists hundreds of cadets with over one hundred signatures of Civil War generals including: Irwin McDowell, Joseph Hooker, C. F. Smith, H. Brewerton, Richard Delafield, and Seth Williams. Suede covers with decorative designs burned in. Wear to corners, loss to spine, contents excellent. Quite a large number (well over 50!) signatures of McDowell alone. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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