Presented to Confederate General Joseph R. Davis, Nephew of Jefferson Davis

    [Confederate General Joseph Robert Davis]. John Esten Cooke. A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First edition. With presentation inscription on the front free endpaper: "G. F. Hutchinson / Presented to / Joseph Davis Esq / March 4th 1881". Octavo. 577 pages. Illustrated with numerous engraved plates. Folding map bound in back. Contemporary three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Titles stamped in gilt on the spine. Moderate shelf wear to the edges of the boards with some abrasion of the leather at the corners, joints and spine ends. Offsetting from plates throughout, else a very good copy.

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    Research failed to provide a definite identification of G. F. Hutchinson, and he doesn't appear in either Union or Confederate muster rolls. Joseph R. Davis, nephew of the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, served with distinction during the Civil War. He was present at the battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and the Siege of Petersburg.

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